Stirling 1314 proudly presents

Two of the world’s most stunning luxury collectible chess sets

700th anniversary edition

Battle of Bannockburn Chess Set

The limited edition

Robert Burns Chess Set

700th anniversary edition

Battle of Bannockburn Chess Set

The limited edition

Robert Burns Chess Set

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Come with us on an adventure back in time

FROM THE LONG AND TREACHEROUS PATH THAT LED TO THE FIELDS OF BANNOCKBURN OVER SEVEN CENTURIES AGO, TO THE ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE OF AYRSHIRE AND THE DREAMS OF A YOUNG PLOUGHBOY. FROM THE DRAMA, PASSION AND SACRIFICE FOR KING AND COUNTRY TO A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE AND PASSION FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST CREATIVE MINDS.

THESE ARE THE ROADS YOU WILL TRAVEL AS YOU MOVE THESE MAJESTIC players ACROSS THE equally majestic CHESSBOARDS.
OUR PIECES

Every chess piece is different: each one, the product of collaboration between creator, artist, model-maker and historian.

Only in those rarest of moments will you find a chess set with all 32 pieces different. And you may never see a chess set with pieces as exquisitely designed and crafted in solid pewter.

Each piece tells its own tale in one of two adventures: from loss to triumph on the field of battle; and from love to despair (and back again) – in the mind and heart of one man.
Package includes presentation box, information booklet, audio CD and certificate of authentication
Incredible attention to detail
Solid pewter playing squares

Join a Worldwide Club

Whether it’s to play, as a gift or simply to admire, these two luxury limited edition Chess Sets will grace any home, as a focus for today and an heirloom for future generations.

The first Bannockburn Chess Set was sold in 1996 to Walt Disneyworld, for the British Pavilion in the Epcot Centre, Florida. Since then we have sent Bruce, Edward and their armies off to every continent - except Antarctica! Battle of Bannockburn Chess sets are gracing homes in USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Denmark, England, Wales and Ireland – and, of course, Scotland.

The much more recent Robert Burns Chess Set is still a baby in comparison, but is already setting the pace with sales to the USA, Canada, Australia, Estonia and, of course, Scotland.

AND REMEMBER, IT'S FREE SHIPPING, DOOR-TO-DOOR, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
It's your move...

Don't just take our word for it...

‘Opponents who face one another across this majestic chess set should take inspiration from a man who never gave up’

Bannockburn is a word of magical power for Scots. Bellowed at the sky or muttered under the breath, those three syllables conjure images of stubborn warriors, of faith in a dream, of clear-eyed determination to see the job done and damn the consequences. Such belief was in the very heart and soul of Robert the Bruce, who found the path to immortal victory at Bannockburn. Opponents who face one another across this majestic chess set should take inspiration from a man who never gave up, who understood that the strength to fight on comes from within. Let the game begin.

Neil Oliver
Archeologist, Historian, Author and Broadcaster

‘Robert Burns was born in a thunderstorm and lived his brief life in flashes of lightning’

From his mother he inherited his gypsy good looks, charm, and an instinct for music, especially in song. From his father came his stubborn integrity and a passion for words. To him, Robert owed his mind. We remember RobertBurns as the singer of the parish who became the bard of the nation and a poet for the world. He told of ordinary things in an extraordinary way that still gives us new insights into who and what we are. This remarkable chess set reflects the faces and places of reality and fantasy that wove their way into his life. The poetry is embedded in the chessboard - and in the imagination of those who move the pieces.

John Cairney
Actor, Author and Artist

'It is certainly rare that chess sets of this importance and stature become available'

"With an amazing eye for detail John Morgan has created two magnificent chess sets. Painstakingly produced from hand cast pewter, the Robert Burns and Battle of Bannockburn chess sets would grace the homes of any serious chess player or collector with a keen interest in Scottish history and literature. It is certainly rare that chess sets of this importance and stature become available and, in my view, both make a wonderful contribution to the long history of chess which dates back to c600 AD.”

Michael Lee
Director, Berkeley Chess