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Site of the final battle of the 1689 Rising on 1 May 1690. The Jacobite force of 1,500 was surprised in its camps at dawn by a larger government force and forced to flee. The Jacobites may have lost up...
The iconic site of the battle where the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward were totally defeated by the army of the Duke of Cumberland on 16 April 1746. 1,500 Jacobites were killed and were buried on the battlefield which...
In the aftermath of Killiecrankie the victorious Jacobites moved south to attack the government's garrison at Dunkeld on 21 August 1689. The Cameronian regiment fortified the cathedral and held them off, although their colonel, William Cleland, was killed and is...
Site of a battle between pro-government Highlanders and Jacobite sympathisers from Aberdeen on 23 December 1745. The Highlanders, forced into a fighting retreat through the main street of the town, were defeated by the larger Jacobite force. A cairn with...
On 15 April 1746 a force of 400-500 Jacobites that had attempted to retrieve captured supplies was attacked by two Independent Highland Companies from the pro-Government Clan Sutherland and Clan Mackay. Most of the Jacobite officers were captured; many of...
The Battle of Prestonpans was the first battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. On 20-21 September 1745 the Jacobite army led by Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) achieved a stunning and unexpectedly one-sided victory over the Government forces led...
The Battle of Prestonpans was the first battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, fought on 20-21 September. The museum is based in the former town hall building, and is run by the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust. It displays...

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