Events This Week in Scottish History
 

22 June 1679
 
 The Battle of Bothwell Bridge. The Covenanters were defeated  by Royal Troops led by the Duke of Monmouth.  Deaths on the field were few but more were killed later, and of the captured or surrendered, some were shipwrecked while being transported in "The Crown of London".
 
22 June 1680 The Sanquhar Declaration. The Rev. Richard Cameron, and his brother Michael, rode into  Sanquhar with 20 Covenanter horsemen, and called for an end to the reign of Charles II. The so-called  was viewed as an act of treason and the heads of all involved were declared forfeit to the Crown. Richard Cameron's head was valued at 5,000 merks, his brother's at 3,000.  One month later that bounty was collected at Aird's Moss when both brothers were killed.
 
23 June 1314
"Bruce defeats de Bohun on the eve of Bannockburn, from a children's history book" by Massam - Scanned from H E Marshall, Scotland's Story, 1906. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
Robert the Bruce , King of Scots, killed Henry de Bohun on the eve of the  The Battle of Bannockburn. "I have broken my good battle-axe." are the words attributed to him by H E Marshall in "Scotland's Story".
 
24 June 1314
Robert the Bruce , King of Scots, defeats Edward II of England on at the Battle of Bannockburn. Edward's  force by various accounts amounted to
25,000-40,000 and the Scots some 9,000-13,000.  Bruce had chosen his ground carefully and pursued successful tactics to secure victory, and is seen now as the moment when Scotland's sovereignty was confirmed against apparently overwhelming odds. 2014 is the 700th Anniversary.
Barbour's "The Bruce" - The Battle of Bannockburn
 
24 June 1777
Sir John Ross, Scots Arctic Explorer born.
 
25 June 1936
Roy Williamson, Scottish folk musician and songwriter, born. A founder member of the folk group, "The Corries", for whom he wrote the song which has since become Scotland's unofficial National Anthem, "Flower of Scotland".
The Corries

 
26 June 1488
James IV crowned.
 
26 June 1695
"The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies" Act passed by The Scottish Parliament.  Its capital was to be £600,000 sterling, half to be subscribed in London and half in Scotland. This was the first event in the ill-fated Darien Scheme.
RBS: Darien Adventure - National Guidelines, Illustrated history for teachers

 
27 June 1583
James VI escaped from Ruthven Castle to St Andrews Castle.
 
28 June 1746  
Flora MacDonald and Prince Charles Edward Stuart "The Young Pretender"  set sail from Benbecula to Skye.
Scotsman.com Heritage & Culture - The Skye Boat Song
 
28 June 1838
Victoria crowned.
 
28 June 1914 The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip was the spark that ignited the First World War.
 
29 June 1917
Prime Minister Lloyd George made a speech in Glasgow on peace terms during WWI.
 
30 June 1857
1st Day of the Trial of Madeleine Smith for Murder which ended "not proven".
 

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Updated 22/06/2019