271 Years

Culloden Battlefield

Today, marks the 271st anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, which took place on 16th April 1746.

DSCF1505.jpg Wreaths laid at the Memorial Cairn

This weekend we have been thrilled to see so many people coming to the battlefield to join us in our commemorations of this event and remember the events of 1746.

The Battle of Culloden is an important part of Scottish, British and indeed world history. In the space of less than an hour the final battle of the Jacobite Rising of ’45 was concluded with 1,500 Jacobite men and 50 Government men killed. Soon after the battle the Rising was over and Prince Charles Edward Stuart had fled, never to return to Scotland again. The impact of the day has had far reaching and long lasting effects that are still recognised to this day.

DSCF1477.jpg The Procession out to the Memorial Cairn

The story of the Battle of Culloden resonates with…

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