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Historic Balhousie Castle is both the home of The Black Watch and the unique setting for their regimental museum. The castle was owned by the Hay family, the Earls of Kinnoull. The Seventh Earl and his heir were imprisoned in...
A museum of Scottish catholic history with important collections from the former Scots Colleges throughout Europe. The significant collection of Jacobite items includes many portraits.
Clan Donnachaidh (the 'Children of Duncan'), made up of the Duncans, Robertsons, Reids and other clan Septs is closely associated with an area stretching from Rannoch in the west of Perthshire to the border with Angus in the east. It...
The museum of the Jacobite-supporting Macpherson clan which took part in the 1689, 1715 and 1745 risings. The collections include Jacobite weapons, portraits and personalia.
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...
Prince Charles Edward stayed here overnight on 22-23 December 1745 during the retreat from England. The castle belonged to the staunchly Whig third Duke of Queensberry and was not treated with the respect that the Jacobites normally showed to places...
Ruined cliff top castle home to the chiefs of Clan MacDougall until the building of the adjacent 1745 House now a museum. The castle was forfeit to the crown after clan support for the 1715 rising but returned later. The...
Edinburgh's medieval fortress defences were rebuilt and enhanced in response to the Jacobite Risings of 1689–1746. The castle was briefly held for the Jacobites in 1689, was almost captured at the start of the 1715 Rising and, although the city...
Scotland's Oldest Independent Museum (1843). Has a number of items with Jacobite links including an 18th century travelling cutlery set owned by Robertson of Struan, one of the Jacobite commanders in the Forty-Five, Jacobite era Highland weapons, items that are...

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