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Harlaw Monument.

Harlaw Monument.

A century after it was fought, the Battle of Harlaw was still being re-enacted by youngsters at play, such was its effect on the psyche of the Scottish nation. Arguably, the battle and the events leading up to it were perhaps more keenly felt – and remembered – by the Lowland Scots, those living outside of the Highlands itself. Many a Lowlander saw deliverance from the fierce Highland clans as something akin to, if not greater than, their deliverance from the hands of the English in the Scottish Wars of Independence a century or so before.