Holywood star pays tribute to the fallen of all wars at Culloden event

By amy macbeath

Published: 06/08/2009

Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton yesterday paid tribute to those who died in all wars as her film pilgrimage arrived with a 37-ton mobile cinema at Culloden Battlefield.

Along with film writer and director Mark Cousins and a crowd of relentlessly enthusiastic volunteers, the Nairn-based star hauled on ropes to drag the Screen Machine into Culloden Visitor Centre, prior to a showing of the 1964 film, Culloden.

Poignantly, the film was shown at 1pm, the exact moment the battle began in 1746, or as the Hollywood star pointed out, 96,172 days to the day.

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