Frequently asked questions

news updated: 11 Jun 2007

What connection does Robert the Bruce have with Lochmaben?

A statue to King Robert the Bruce stands in front of the Town Hall in the High Street. Appropriately, the Kings Arms Hotel and the Bruce Hotel and Bruce Street are in close proximity. Lochmaben was the home of the Bruce family, the Lords of Annandale, for over a century and it is likely that Robert visited on several occasions The Statue is hewn from sandstone placed on a plinth of Dalbeattie granite.