Re-enactors gather for Bannockburn anniversary

The battle of Bannockburn took place 700 years ago near Stirling, Scotland. Now the legendary battle has been commemorated by more than 250 re-enactors from around the world. (photos)

The celebration drew more than 10,000 spectators, some waving Scottish flags. "It's not just about a battle, it's about someone who held onto his principles," said Steve Lamont, a 50-year-old lawyer from near Dundee. "This is what Scottish independence is all about -- keeping the faith, hanging in there when it seems like the odds are against you."