Truckell Prize 2009

The Truckell Prize was first awarded in 2009 and was won by Stuart McCulloch for his paper Personal Allegiance in South West Scotland: 1286–1356. It was published in Volume 84 of the Society's Transactions.

The strategic position of South West Scotland during this period ensured that it became a transit area, traversed by the participating armies at least 13 times. Thus the South West became pivotal in the wars of this period and often exhibited non-conformist and anti-central authority patterns of allegiance and support. Mr McCulloch's paper analyses the complex reasons for this persistent local turbulence.