In 1306, Campbell was among the first to rally to the would-be King’s support when Bruce raised the Scottish banner and challenged English claims over the Scottish Nation. Indeed, he was present at Scone in March 1306 when Robert was crowned King of Scots. When things did not go exactly to plan after King Robert suffered defeats at the Battle of Methven and Battle of Dalrigh, Campbell was one who remained steadfastly faithful and went on to play a key role in King Robert’s general for the years to come. So trusted was he by Bruce that he acted as a representative of the King in negotiations with the English crown in 1309 and 1314.
Keeping it in the family, Campbell married Bruce's sister, Mary Bruce.

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