Celebrate Robert the Bruce with us in North Carrick!

Robert the Bruce led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent kingdom and is now revered in Scotland as a national hero. The 750th anniversary of his birth will be on 11 July 2024 and should be a cause of national celebration.

Although there are people who doubt it, we are confident that Robert the Bruce was born at his mother’s estate, Turnberry Castle located in here in North Carrick, South Ayrshire.

Robert the Bruce also held the title of the Earl of Carrick from 1292 until 1306 when he was crowned King, the current Earl of Carrick is Prince William.

The North Carrick Community Benefit Company (NCCBC) are celebrating the great King with a day full of medieval magic in Maybole, South Ayrshire on the 13th July 2024. 

With demonstrations and jousting by History Matters ltd, live entertainment by Clann An Drumma, and so much more, there's something for everyone!

So why not bring the whole family to Maybole and join us in celebrating Robert the Bruce like royalty. 

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Bruce Festival

Robert the Bruce’s story is a long and spellbinding one, filled with victory and failures, love and death, courage and determination and even a strong willed little spider. His life is definitely one to be explored and celebrated, that’s why this year we will be celebrating the 750th anniversary of Robert the Bruce’s birth, right here in North Carrick! Enjoy thrilling jousting, captivating history demonstrations, and fun activities for all ages while you learn about the incredible history that North Carrick has to offer. Immerse yourself in Scotland's rich heritage and pay homage to one of its greatest heroes. Don't miss this unforgettable tribute to Robert the Bruce!

  • Date: 13/07/2024 12:00 PM - 13/07/2024 05:00 PM
  • Location: Glebe Park, Maybole, UK (Map)

  • Jun 13, 2024

Rabbie and the Bruce is a custom written play that we debuted at our Bruice Burns Supper. We decided that this play couldn't just be a one off and we needed to share it with everyone, so we decided to make it into a short film!

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  • May 9, 2024

North Carrick are celebrating the 750th anniversary of Robert the Bruce in style with our very own Bruce Festival. A day full of thrilling jousting, captivating history demonstrations and fun activities for all the family!

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  • Jan 27, 2024

This Robert the Bruce-themed Burns Supper was a unique night out, merging the captivating tales of Scotland's iconic king with the poetic brilliance of local legend Rabbie Burns!

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  • Jul 16, 2023

Robert the Bruce Heritage Day 2023 was a success! With preformaces from Clan An Drumma and Glen Park Ceilidh band as well as some great demonstrations from History Matters Ltd, Robert the Bruce Heritage Day 2023 was definitely a day to remember!

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We would like to say THANK YOU to all of our supporters, we couldn't do it without you!


The North Carrick Community Benefit Company have contracted a team to deliver the Bruce750 Project and are so excited to see the plans develop! ‘NCCBC’ is a funder and development organisation made possible by Scottish Power Renewables, which is focused on improving the area of Maybole and North Carrick! You can find out more about NCCBC’s activities via their website

Carrick History Society

A charity that promotes the history of the entire Carrick area.


Northcarrick.com was set up by the NCCBC. The key aims of the project are to connect businesses with each other to encourage sharing of resources, provide a modern and attractive advertising platform for businesses to promote and sell their services, and support businesses to expand and grow through tourism and shopping local.

The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government support is part of a broader project funded by the Strengthening Communities Programme to build the capacity of “North Carrick 2030”, the planned new Development Trust for North Carrick

Destination South Ayrshire

Destination South Ayrshire Tourism and Events funding supports organisations to deliver events and projects which contribute to SAC tourism and events priorities.

Maybole Regeneration Project

The Maybole Regeneration Project is a unique partnership between Maybole Community Council and South Ayrshire Council. The project is focused on delivering five projects which will make the town an even better place to live, work, visit and do business

Ayrshire Rural and Island Ambition Fund

The Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition (ARIA) Fund is part of the Scottish Government's Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme.

Bruce Festival
  • Maybole, North Carrick, Scotland, UK