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Thread #37715 Message #3020590
Posted By: BobKnight
01-Nov-10 - 06:22 AM
Thread Name: Monymusk - What does this mean?
Subject: RE: Monymusk
Guest Stu Dec, '05.
You are referring to the Monymusk Reliquary, and 8th century casket said to contain relics (bones) of St Columba, also known as the Breacbennoch of St Columba. It was not a banner, and it wasn't carried by someone called Monymusk. The Standard bearer of Scotland was a man called Scrimgeour.
The Scrimgeours were appointed by William Wallace, and I believe they still hold that honour to this day. Of course I could be wrong about that. The name Scrimgeour is closely associated with the city of Dundee.
Joybell, I think you'll find that Monymusk was in existence long before the Brits went Empire building and plant collecting in the 18th Century.