A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
The Robert the Bruce Grove
Robert the Bruce - King of Scots

Robert the Bruce - King of Scots grove

This grove is dedicated to
Robert the Bruce,
King of Scotland 1306-1329,
to commemorate the 700th anniversary
of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314
in which he and his army secured Scotland's place
as an independent nation.

The gift of the first eight trees of the grove
are my way of saying thanks to the staff
of the King Robert Hotel at Bannockburn
for the generosity and hospitality
they showed to me during my visit to Scotland.
(Dorothy Mendenhall)

Robert Bruce's March To Bannockburn

By Robert Burns 1793

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,

Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;

Welcome to your gory bed,

Or to victory!

Now's the day, and now's the hour;

See the front o' battle lour;

See approach proud Edward's power-

Chains and slavery!

Wha will be a traitor knave?

Wha can fill a coward's grave!

Wha sae base as be a slave?

Let him turn and flee!

Wha for Scotland's king and law

Freedom's sword will strongly draw,

Freeman stand, or freeman fa',

Let him follow me!

By oppression's woes and pains!

By your sons in servile chains!

We will drain our dearest veins,

But they shall be free!

Lay the proud usurpers low!

Tyrants fall in every foe!

Liberty's in every blow!-

Let us do or die!

Add trees to this grove

For love of Scotland

Donated by Dorothy Mendenhall

25th December 2015

Donated by Dorothy Mendenhall

11th December 2014

out of sympathy for Scotland

Donated by ivan coel

1st September 2014

Margaret Edwards donation"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson

Donated by Margaret Edwards

4th December 2013

Donated by Margaret D. Edwards

2nd December 2013

Add trees to this grove

Your grove of trees

The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Robert the Bruce - King of Scots grove
Trees in this grove: 16

Stay connected

Sign up to our mailing list to receive our monthly ‘Tree News’ e-newsletter and other occasional emails about volunteering, events, appeals and fundraising. It’s the perfect way to stay up to date with the latest news about the wild forest and it’s wonderful wildlife.

Sign up