....."Isobel, Countess of Buchan. On March 25th, Lady Day, 1306 Robert the Bruce was crowned by this brave lady. She was the sister of the Earl of Fife and it was these Earls who had the ancient hereditary right to crown the King of Scots. At the time of Bruce's coronation, the young earl was a ward of the English court and in no way able to attend. Isobel claimed this right in her brother's stead at great risk to her personal safety. She was the wife of John Comyn, Earl of Buchan, an enemy of Bruce since the murder of Buchan's kinsman John, the Red Comyn of Badenoch only six weeks before Bruce's enthronement at Scone.
By actively participating in the coronation of Bruce, she became an enemy of Edward I of England and her own husband. When all the Royal ladies were captured at Tain later that year, a special punishment was exacted on Isobel, as it had been for Bruce's sister Mary. She was placed in a small cage which was suspended high on the walls of Berwick Castle. It was siad she witnessed the execution of Neil, Bruce's brother and that his head was mounted on a spike next to her cage. She endured her punishment for four years and in 1310 was eventually released into the custody of Henry de Beaumont. King Robert was gaining territory and a rescue attempt was feared by the English, also that Bruce would exact a terrible revenge on the town had he found her in the cage. It is not know what happened to her after this date because she disappears from history and she never returned to Scotland with the royal ladies after the Scots vistory at Bannockburn. She was probably the bravest lady amongst all those that Robert the Bruce knew and she should never be forgotten....."