Scotland’s past was a dangerous time, with nobles fighting for power, position and political gain. Some win, some lose their heads, creating romantic heroes whose mark is made on the landscape.
Murder of a French knight
This monument remembers French knight Antoine D’Arces who was murdered near here in 1517 and his head put on a stake at the gates of Wedderburn Castle for 300 years.
Swintons of Cranshaws
A verse by Sir Walter Scott remembers a victorious moment in battle by Sir John Swinton of Cranshaws.
Wallace in the woods
Like many places in Scotland this area has a William Wallace myth; ours being that he stayed a night in the Bunkle woods. A poem written in the 1800s remembers the occasion.