Today, I took myself off to nearby Battlefield to learn more about that area.

Battlefield is a district of Glasgow It is situated south of the River Clyde. The area takes its name from the Battle of Langside of 1568. A monument now stands adjacent to Queen’s Park commemorating this event. The Battle of Langside was between forces of Mary Queen of Scots and that of the Regent, Moray. The forces of the latter prevailed.

Here is a view taken from a vantage point near Camphill. The scene is the City Of Glasgow looking north towards the Campsie Fells


This is a circle of large stones at the highest point of the park and which is believed to be the remnants of a encampment which formed an important military position in connection with the Battle of Langside, 1568.


This magnificent building seems to have been a church-now in process of conversion to a restaurant type facility.


Here is the monument to the Battle of Langside, 1568

Location: Battle Place, Langside, Glasgow
Date executed: 1887-8

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