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I have heard that there is a proposal to erect a memorial to Sir James Douglas, who won his knighthood at the Battle of Bannockburn, and died carrying the heart of Robert the Bruce to the Holy Land.

As I understand it, the plan is to erect a cairn, or monument at Douglas Castle on land owned by The Earl of Home.

Can anyone tell me more about this?

I have hopes that a Clan Douglas Heritage Society might be formed at the time of the Clan Gathering, in July 2014.  Perhaps this could be the opening event?

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