On the outskirts of Inverness there’s a piece of land which will forever have a place in Scottish history – Culloden Battlefield.
Until Sunday, April 16, the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre at the battlefield, along with the Gaelic Society for Inverness and the 1745 Association, will hold a series of events commemorating the 271st anniversary of the battle.
On Saturday, April 15, at 10.45am, one of the most moving events will take place when there is a memorial service and commemoration procession to the Memorial Cairn. The march starts at 10.45am and the service at 11am.
This is followed at 2pm by In the Shadow of the Princes. Join Sarah Fraser, author of The Last Highlander, Professor Hugh Cheape, Sabhal Mor Ostaig and Dr Kirsteen Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen, as this year’s panel look at the consequences Culloden had on people in the Highlands and the rest of Scotland. Tickets are priced at £8.50 and include tea and shortbread post-talk.
At 12.30pm on Sunday, April 16, there will be a tactical tour of the battlefield, The Storm Breaks, which will follow the two armies’ decisions and the consequences of their actions during the battle. This tour is priced at £5 and, like the other organised events, does not include admission to the centre.
Anyone travelling to the battlefield over the weekend is advised to allow plenty of time for parking.
For full details of all events visit www.nts.org.uk/Event/Culloden/ or call 01463 796090.