On Friday there was an archaeological fieldtrip to Inchmahome Priority, which is isolated on an island in the middle of Menteith Lake, and Bannock Burn where Robert the Bruce defeated the English securing Scottish independence for a time at least. At Inchmahome a seven-minute boat trip dropped you into this beautiful and surreal island setting, which was centered on the beautiful ruins. We were given a tour and allowed to wander the island before setting off to our next destination. The sun was setting and the wind had picked up when we arrived at the Bannock Burn visitors center after we had got lost. We watched a movie explaining the importance and the strategy of the battle before moving outside to see the statue of Robert the Bruce and the ‘Scottish standard’, which looked like a giant flag pole/ships mast flying the Scottish flag and topped with an axe head.