The following pages are dedicated to the memory of James Douglas, an often forgotten hero of the Scottish Wars of Independence.

From the day that a young James Douglas swore allegiance to Robert the Bruce, while on his way to his coronation at Scone, he remained The Bruce's most loyal and constant companion. Douglas became an incredibly talented military commander and the scourge of his enemies.


Douglas was said to be a slim, dark haired young man. In normal circumstances gentle and courteous, speaking quietly with a slight lisp, but in battle he became a different man - bold, swift in thought and act ,'always bent on plots' to deceive his enemy

The following information is as accurate as possible, however if any one can provide more I would be extremely pleased to hear from you.

Please follow the links to the left to read the history of the Black Douglas.


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Last updated by John Snow


Sources of Information.  On the Trail of Robert the Bruce, David R Ross. Freedom's Sword, Peter Traquair. Bannockburn, Peter Reese. Robert The Bruce, Caroline Bingham. The Black Douglas, Irene Mary Davis.