The Strathleven Artizans
Strathleven Artizans formed in 2005 to promote the historical links between Robert Bruce who was King of Scots from 1306 to 1329 and the village of Renton. Other than Bannockburn (June 1314) the place most associated with the warrior king was the area around the present Renton village.
In 1325 King Robert broke with all tradition and chose to bring his royal court to the rural Parish of Cardross where he extended a large hunting lodge, turning it into a royal manor house. He did this because in 1324 his son and heir, David II (King of Scots 1329-1371), was born at Dunfermline Abbey whilst the family were resident at the palace in Perth. This place was very damp and an unsuitable place to bring up a young family and King Robert decided to relocate his court to Pailleanflath , Gaelic for "Tent of the King" or "Pavillion of the Great Hero" thought to be at the east end of the village of Renton in the area now known as Dalquhurn. The King remained at the Manor House until his death on the 7th June 1329.