Robert the Bruce letter
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Robert the Bruce transcript is piece of Scotland's history

A copy of a 700-year-old letter from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, has shed new light on relations between his country and England.

The document was written in 1310 during Scotland's wars of independence and asks English King Edward II to stop persecuting the Scots.

It is thought to have been transcribed from the original, and was discovered by chance by a professor of Scottish history at Glasgow University.

Colin Blane reports.