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Randolphfield

A small district of S Central Stirling, Randolphfield lies a half-mile (1 km) south of the town centre. Now associated with Police Scotland, the area takes its name from Sir Thomas Randolph (Earl of Moray, c.1278 - 1332), a commander in Robert the Bruce's army who is said to have defeated the English cavalry here on the first day of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. A pair of standing stones were erected to mark the position of the battle, now located close to the front of the police offices. A mansion house was established here in the later 18th C. which was greatly extended in 1878. This was taken over as Stirling District Police Department, and new offices built adjacent in the later 20th C. as Central Scotland Police Headquarters. These buildings became the Police Scotland's Forward Command Base following the merger of Scotland's eight forces in 2013.

The noted architect James Miller (1860 - 1947) made his home here.


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