Bamockbirn, a village of Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 3 m. S. E. of Stirling castle; pop. about 2,700. The large brook (burn) which flows through the town and gives it its name falls into the frith of Forth, and is said to have been named from the oaten cakes (bannocks) so common in that region. The town is the seat of woollen manufactures, and has long supplied the tartans worn by the Highland regiments of the British army. A battle was fought here, June 24, 1314, between the Scots under Robert Bruce and the English under Edward II. Edward, with nearly 100,000 men, including the flower of the English nobility, was met at Bannockburn by Bruce with about 30,000 men, and after a fierce contest was routed with a loss of 30,000. By this battle the independence of Scotland was secured, and Bruce was firmly seated upon the throne. Near the same place, at Sanchieburn, James III. was defeated by his rebellious subjects in 1488, and was assassinated in a mill near by, where he had taken refuge. The "bore stone" is still pointed out as the spot on which Bruce fixed his standard on the day of the battle.