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BRUCE'S FLAGSTAFF, Cardross Road, cnr Brucehill Road, Bruce Hill, Dumbarton

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This flagpole / flagstaff celebrates the final residence of Robert the Bruce either here on Castle Hill or nearby on Bruce's Hill. The very names asserts this conviction. Current research leans more towards a mansion than a castle and that it was more likely to be at Pilanflatt near Renton. But we are certain that he lived in the Cardross area and this whole area was to become the parish of Cardross. 

Although aparently repaired and replaced since then, the original flagstaff was erected in 1928 to honor this great Scottish king. The design incorporates a weathervane with a war axe surmounted by a crown. 

For more on the suggestions about where Bruce lived, see:

BRUCEHILL AND CASTLEHILL index.asp?pageid=715980


ROBERT THE BRUCE CENTRE index.asp?pageid=715981

GEOGRAPH.ORG : https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5975871 and https://www.geograph.org.uk/article/Mains-of-Cardross-and-Castle-Hill#flagstaff Lairich Rig discusses this in great detail. 


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