Monument to the Battle of Bannockburn
Set within the grounds of the Battle of Bannockburn historic site is the Rotunda, a circular, pre-cast concrete enclosure dating from 1964, which commemorates the 650th anniversary of the Battle; the Memorial Cairn; and the statue of King Robert I, designed by Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson using the actual measurements of Bruce’s skull and first unveiled by the Queen in 1964. All of these monuments have tremendous cultural significance, commemorating one of Scotland’s most pivotal moments in history.
These monuments were restored during the redevelopment of the site in 2014, but to ensure their survival for future generations, the Trust must undertake cyclic maintenance on the structures. At this time, the Rotunda walls must be cleaned and the careful restoration of the bronze statue of Robert I in situ, as well as waxing it to provide protection from the elements. It is hoped that all of this work can be completed in public view. $28,000