Jacobites’ march to be recreated at Culloden

News from my friend Tony Pollard..  that ol’ favorite of Battlefield Archaeology …

 

Battle of Culloden - re-filmed for the New Visitors Centre - from www.gloomylight.com

Battle of Culloden - re-filmed for the New Visitors Centre - from http://www.gloomylight.com

For the first time since 15 April, 1746, a team will attempt to recreate a Jacobite night march from Culloden to the outskirts of Nairn. Battlefield archaeologist Dr Tony Pollard will lead the group of re-enactors on the trek. A few thousand men drawn from Bonnie Prince Charlie’s forces tried, but failed, to surprise attack a government camp under the cover of darkness. The Jacobites turned back for Culloden just miles short of their objective. Dr Pollard, director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and an expert on Culloden, said in theory the original night march was a good idea.

 

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7937642.stm

Culloden at the National Trust for Scotland

http://www.nts.org.uk/culloden/

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