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BATTLES & SKIRMISHES
BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS
21 September 1745
Poor display of battle site which is now a sports field. Memorial Cairn situated on a grass strip between two roads.
SHAP & CLIFTON MUIR
17 & 18 December 1745
Last military action on English soil. The Jacobite's fought a rear guard action against government forces.
Poor interpretation and display of events.
BATTLE OF FALKIRK
17 January 1746
No photographs of the Falkirk battle site available as yet
SKIRMISH AT KEITH
20 March 1746
The Prince’s men at Spey that day having passed the water about 10 o’clock to Fochabers to refresh themselves, about 12 o’clock an alarm was rumoured..
BATTLE OF CULLODEN
16 April 1746
The last battle to be fought in British soil. Visitor Centre has a collection of military objects, interpretations, moving maps of the battle and gift shop.
Dunrobin skirmish, to be researched.
JACOBITE PLACES OF INTEREST
Glenfinnan Memorial erected during the Victorian era.The actual place where the Jacobite Standard was raised is not known but assumed to be behind the Visitor Centre or near Glenfinnan Church
LOCH nan UAMH
Prince Charles landed and departed from the shore of this loch. The Princes' Cairn was erected by the 1745 Society.
Built in 1747 at Ardersier. The main purpose was to control the Highland clans after Culloden. Improved defences were installed at the time of the Napoleonic wars.
Situated near Tomaton on the A9 road from Inverness to Perth. Commemorates the deaths of two Jacobite soldiers who fell asleep at the side of the road and were shot by government troops.
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE
Following the failure of the rising of 1715, the Jacobites found new support from Spain. The Duke of Ormonde led the main invasion fleet from Spain, while an advance party of 300 Spanish soldiers under George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal, arrived in Loch Duich in April 1719, and occupied Eilean Donan Castle. The castle was destroyed by English Naval gunfire. At the time of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising it was still in a ruined state.
THE ISLE OF SKYE
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Views of the north-west of Skye, which would be familiar to Flora MacDonald.
Dunvegan Castle on the west side of the island.
Otter Haven at Kylerhea and other views of Isle of Skye.
Portree, Bonnie Prince Charlie arrived here to obtain a boat for Raasay. He stayed one night and returned to Portree.