Battle of Turnberry

The Battle of Turnberry was a battle fought in February 1307 during the Scottish Wars of Independence near Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Battle of Turnberry
Part of First War of Scottish Independence
DateFebruary 1307
Location
near Turnberry, Scotland
Result Inconclusive
Belligerents
Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland.svg Kingdom of Scotland Royal Arms of England.svg Kingdom of England
Commanders and leaders
Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland.svg Robert I of Scotland
Arms of Bruce.svg Edward de Brus
Modern arms of Percy.svg Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy
Strength
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
Low Heavy

King Robert I of Scotland's invasion of his ancestral lands in Annandale and Carrick began in 1307. The Carrick invasion force was led by Robert, his brother Edward de Brus, James Douglas, Lord of Douglas and Robert Boyd. The force comprised thirty three galleys. They sailed to Turnberry and landed near Turnberry Castle. The invasion force quickly overwhelmed the English forces of Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy encamped around Turnberry Castle, but failed to take the castle.

Henry de Percy was forced to leave the castle after this defeat.

ReferencesEdit

  • Barbour, John, The Bruce, trans. A. A. H. Douglas, 1964.
  • Sir Herbert Maxwell, The Chronicle of Lanercost, 1272-1346: translated with notes (1913).