About the Treaty of 1295:
the "Auld Alliance"
The term "The Auld Alliance
" dates from a treaty signed by John Balliol and Philip IV of France in 1295 for the purpose of controlling England's numerous invasions of Scotland
and France. The terms of the treaty stipulated that, if either country was attacked by England, the other country would invade English territory, as witnessed by the Battle of Flodden in 1513, where the Scots invaded England in response to England's campaign against France. Although principally a military and diplomatic treaty, the alliance also extended into the lives of the Scottish population including architecture, law, the Scots language and cuisine
, an influence which The Auld Alliance Restaurant Kirkcudbright
seeks to celebrate today.