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Soldiers Of Killiecrankie

Soldiers Of Killiecrankie is all set for 26th and 27th July.

The 325th anniversary of the Battle of Killiecrankie program has been finalised and the new Soldiers Of Killiecrankie event is ready to go on the Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. Bonnie Dundee's Cavalry will be there, as well 17th century Government and Jacobite Troops, 17th Century bagpipers, battlefield tours and a number of other events running each day in the BIG Tent.

James Rattray Chairman of Soldiers of Killiecrankie said, "We have had excellent support for the whole event, from locals, businesses and from the re-enacting world. For instance Loudon's Regiment (Earl of Loudon's Regiment of Foote) are coming to the event with their cannon, there is even one re-enactor traveling from Somerset to take part."Killiecrankie community at the Calverhouse stone

He continued, "We have finalised the program and have some really special participants taking part, in addition to all the re-enactors, we have Tony Pollard of 'Two Men in a Trench' fame's colleague at Glasgow University Dr Jen Levotny who is giving a talk in the BIG tent 'Daubed with plaid and crammed with treason': artefacts of the Jacobite wars, and her friend and colleague Dr Natasha Ferguson (of Treasure Trove, National Museums Scotland) with some Jacobite-era battlefield artefacts. There is the Scottish Youth Theatre and their performance of Rashiecoats' for 3 to 7 year olds. I am sure the traditional Ceilidh on the Saturday night will be very special with costumed re-enactors adding to the occasion."

Events organised for the weekend include arena events with Bonnie Dundee's Cavalry, Government and Jacobite Troops, the Living History Camp will have a Master Barbour Surgeon leaches and all, a re-enactor making musket balls and other 17th century weapons, 17th century bag pipes, Battlefield Tours, Jacobite Story teller, Horse stunts, Punishment through the Ages, the Badenoch Tweed Waulking Group, Scottish Folk Music, food and drink stalls.

The event finishes on the Sunday with everyone gathered around the Battlefield memorial, where there will be a short commemoration and wreath laying, to remember all those, from both sides of the conflict that lost their lives 325 years ago.

Directions - The Soldiers of Killiecrankie will take place on Killiecrankie Battlefield, to get to the battlefield, situated just outside the village Killiecrankie, mid-way between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. From Pitlochry, drive to Killiecrankie, pass through Killiecrankie village until you come out the other side, you will see the car park and event arena on the right. For further information www.SoldiersOfKilliecrankie.co.uk or contact: - James Rattray james@explorescotland.net or 01796 473335.

Photos. - Community of Killiecrankie with friends on the battlefield around the Claverhouse standing stone, holding the banners of the two protagonists James II and VI Royal Banner, William and Mary Royal Banner and Lion Rampant.

For further details, please contact: - 
James Rattray james@explorescotland.net or 01796 473335

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