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Battle on to save old sites.

SITES of historic battles such as Bannockburn, Culloden and Sheriffmuir are to be given protection.

The Scottish Government's monuments arm has recommended statutory safeguards for battlefields, bringing the law in line with England.

Sheriffmuir, near Stirling, scene of the last battle in the 1715 Jacobite rising, is at risk from a plan by Scottish and Southern Energy to build 200ft pylons.

Stirling Council recently backed down from proposals for a school at Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce defeated Edward I of England in 1314.

Glasgow University's Tony Pollard, presenter of BBC's Two Men In A Trench said some sites had already suffered "irrevocable damage".
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2007
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