Bannockburn 2014 – An Urgent Update

The Bannockburn ceiling at the Robert the Bruce Museum

In a crucial change to the published programme, Visit Scotland today announced that the final day of Bannockburn Live, Monday 30th June, has been cancelled.

Bannockburn Live, the signature event celebrating the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, will now take place over only two days: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June.

Visit Scotland explains that this decision forms part of a strategy to coalesce three major events which the city of Stirling will host during that weekend: Pipefest Stirling on Friday 27th, National Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28th, and Bannockburn Live over Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June.

The programme for the weekend, which we understand will not be subject to further last minute amendment, is now as follows:

Friday 27th June - Pipefest Stirling
1200 pipers, drummers, highland dancers and clan societies will parade from the gates of Stirling Castle through the city.

Saturday 28th June - Armed Forces Day
Stirling will lead the nation in tribute to the men and women of the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, past and present.

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June - Bannockburn Live
A two day extravaganza in celebration of the 700th anniversary of Scotland's greatest ever victory at the Battle of Bannockburn.

Full details of the Clan Hay Society's programme will shortly be updated to the 2014 Programme page on this website.

Any members of Clan Hay who are concerned that their plans will be upset by today's development should contact Pam Rotheroe-Hay on