Listing Region: Aberdeen & North East

Drum Castle

The 13th century tower of Drum was extended in the 17th century when it was the home of the Irvine family. Alexander Irvine, 17th Laird of Drum, joined the Jacobites just after Prestonpans and travelled with the army into England. He also fought at Falkirk and Culloden, and evaded capture by Government troops by hiding in a secret room in the tower. The house is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland

Access

Opening hours. Admission charge (free to NTS members).

Website

https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/drum-castle

Contact

Tel: 01330 700334
Email: drumcastle@nts.org.uk

Area of interest
1745

Blairs Museum, Aberdeen

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.

Access

Opening hours (seasonal). Admission charge.

Website

https://www.blairsmuseum.com/

Contact

Tel: 01224 863 767
Email: curator@blairsmuseum.org.uk
Web: www.blairsmuseum.com/contact-us/

Elgin Museum

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 said to have been found on the Culloden battlefield, and a cup said to belong to Flora Macdonald.

Access

Opening hours (seasonal). Admission free.

Website

https://elginmuseum.org.uk/

Contact

email: curator@elginmuseum.org.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1343 543675

Area of interest
1745 Collection

Inverurie

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 an information panel now marks the site.

Access

Accessible at all times.

Website

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Inverurie_(1745)

Tolbooth Museum, Aberdeen

A unique collection of 17th and 18th century gaol cells in the city’s old prison that housed Jacobite prisoners after Culloden.

Access

Opening hours. Admission free.

Website

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/AAGM/plan-your-visit/tolbooth-museum

Contact

Phone 03000 200 293

Area of interest
1745