Local residents are currently engaged in a new ‘battle’ to stop a 20 house development on the site of the battle in 1679 when presbyterian Covenanters were defeated by government troops and 600 men died.

The campaigners are hoping to attract support from Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay in recognition that the first Duke of Rothesay was married in the local Bothwell parish church.

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