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Sir Alexander Scrymgeour


c.1254 - 1306

Loyalist. Born in Dundee, Scrymgeour is best known as Royal Standard Bearer an appointment granted by Guardian of the Kingdom, Sir William Wallace (1274 - 1305). Scrymgeour notably carried the standard under Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk (1298) when the Scottish Army was defeated by Edward I of England.

He was created Hereditary Constable of Dundee Castle and granted land at Dudhope, on which he built a house, which later became Dudhope Castle.

After Wallace's death, Scrymgeour continued to support the cause of Scottish Independence and Robert the Bruce (1274 - 1329). He was captured at Methven (1306) and taken to Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he was executed.


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