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MSP keeps battling for conflict to be remembered

Christian Allard MSP for North East Scotland with Local Councillor for Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford Joanna Strathdee.

Christian Allard MSP for North East Scotland with Local Councillor for Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford Joanna Strathdee.

A North -east MSP is continuing his fight for information about a 14th century battle in Deeside to be more readily available.

After attending a commemoration on Sunday December 1 for a battle that took place 678 years ago, French-born SNP MSP Christian Allard made the call.

The Battle of Culblean was fought on 30 November 1335, between supporters of the late King Robert the Bruce and Edward Balliol loyalists.

The battlefield is marked by a memorial stone and plaque at Loch Kinord, Dinnet near the Burn O’Vat Visitor Centre

Mr Allard said: “It was a privilege to attend the Battle of Culblean memorial and I would like to make sure that this important battle is more widely remembered.

“Because the battlefield is not far from the Burn O’Vat Visitor Centre there is a tremendous opportunity to introduce this important piece of local history to a wider audience.

“I have written to the Burn O’Vat Visitor Centre to encourage them to provide a space where information about the battle could be displayed and to make people aware that there is a memorial stone and plaque not too far away.”

Mr Allard spoke of the importance of remembering historic events for local communities in finding out about their own history.

“It would be fantastic if the battlefield was better publicised and more accessible because local people might not be aware of this... history”

 

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