- STONE INTO WHICH THE SCOTTISH ROYAL STANDARD WAS SET BEFORE THE BATTLE OF FLODDEN. STONE IS NOW SET INTO A WALL WITH A DEDICATORY BRONZE PLAQUE PLACED NEARBY. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF.
- THE BORE STONE/ In which the Royal Standard was last/pitched for the muster of the Scottish/army on the Borough-muir before the/ Battle of Flodden/ 1513./ It long lay in the adjoining field, was then/ built into the wall near this spot, and finally/ placed here by Sir John Stuart Forbes/of Pitsligo Bart./ 1852/ Highest and midmost was described/ The Royal Banner floating wide/ The staff, a pine tree strong and straight/ Pitched deeply in a massive stone,/ Which still in memory is shown, /Ye bent beneath the standard's weight / MCXMIOX
- Inscription legible?
- Flodden Campaign (1513)
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- Flodden Campaign (1513)
- Restored in 2013; 1852: STONE WAS MOVED FROM THE FIELD WHERE IT LAY AND PLACED IN THE WALL. IT WAS THEN MOVED AGAIN TO ANOTHER PART OF THE WALL.
- Trust fund/Scholarship
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- Scottish War Memorials Project warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=693
- The Edinburgh Reporter reports that the plaque has now been refurbished to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2013/09/flodden-plaque-put-up-in-morningside/ Adam Today members of the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership (SCNP), Merchiston and Morningside Community Council met along with local Councillor Sandy Howat to celebrate the restoration of the marker plaque in Morningside Road of the 500th anniversary of the battle of Flodden in 1513. The organisations raised £1,700 via the SCNP to restore the plaque as a mark of respect for the fallen of Flodden. According to legend the Scottish army under James IV set off from this point on the Burgh muir to go to Flodden. Two thousand men from Edinburgh’s trades left with him and never returned. A spokesperson for the two bodies said:-”In all an estimated 10,000 Scots died in one of the bloodiest defeats in our history. We felt it was important to mark the event.”
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