The History of Leith

March 26, 2006

Birth of a new nation

SEVEN hundred years ago today, Robert Bruce was coronated at Scone, the ancient inauguration place of the kings of Scots in the presence of four bishops, five earls and ‘the people of the land’. As he was heralded as legitimate claimant by Bishop Lamberton of St Andrews, a golden circlet was placed upon Bruce’s head by Isabel, Countess of Buchan, representing the absent Earl of Fife whose hereditary function this was. The date was auspicious; Lady Day commemorated the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary – a day of new hope, salvation, liberation and redemption. for more click here

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