Soldiers of Killiecrankie

Soldiers of Killiecrankie

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Soldiers of Killiecrankie - commemorating the Battle of Killiecrankie 27th July 1689.

jacobite-flag-bearer.jpgIt is hoped this will become an annual event. For the 325th anniversary of the Battle of Killiecrankie, a new group has been formed, to commemorate the first Jacobite Battle, a short lived victory for the Jacobites on the 27th July 1689. The Soldiers of Killiecrankie group, a local community lead organisation consisting of the Community Council, the Village Hall Committee and the Battlefield land owners.


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The 2014 event had:-

  • Bonnie Dundee's Cavalry,John Cowan Traditional Basket Maker
  • Government and Jacobite troops, a Living History Camp
  • Piping in the 17th century

  • Battlefield Tours every 20 mins in groups of max 30 people (£1 for the tour).

  • Jacobite Story teller Paraig McNeil
  • Jacobite music by 'Schiltrum'
  • John Cowan Baskets - an very good traditional Scottish Basket maker.
  • The National Trust of Scotland's children's event, making targes and swords.
  • Scottish Youth Theatre performance of 'Rashiecoats' for 3 to 7 year olds and their families on Sunday 1pm and at 3pm.
  • Tony Pollard 'Two Men in a Trench' fame's colleague at Glasgow University Dr Jen Levotny is giving a talk on 'Daubed with plaid and crammed with treason': artefacts of the Jacobite wars, also Dr Natasha Ferguson (of Treasure Trove, National Museums Scotland) with Jacobite-era battlefield artefacts.
  • Badenoch Waulking Group on the Sunday
  • Traditional Basket maker
  • Saturday night Ceilidh on the Battlefield (see details below).
  • Punishment Through the Ages.
  • Face Painting.
  • Food includes burgers and other grilled meats, teas and cakes, cheeses, and bread from Blair Atholl Watermill (on Sunday).Bonnie Dundee's Cavalry at Killiecrankie

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BIG Tent Ceilidh Saturday26th night on the Battlefield was a great success - there was a Ceilidh band, plus people getting up and taking a turn (as is traditional). There was a bar (£3 a pint) and food. Ceilidh Ticket were only £5. We estimate there were about 200 people at teh ceilidh.

REINACTOR AND LIVING HISTORY - we have had a great response with some really special re-enactors. They did the event proud. Thank you everyone for making our event a success.

Accommodation - the local Killiecrankie Hotel (easy walking to the battlesite) has rooms available for the weekend.


The event will took place on the Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th July 2014, 10am to 5pm each day. Free car park. Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children under 16 yrs £3. Family Ticket of 4 £16.

Soldiers of Killiecrankie Venue:- Killiecrankie Battlefield.

Directions:- Coming from the south, drive right through Killiecrankie and just as you pass the 30pmh signs on the far side of the village you will see the Battlefield and Car Park on the right.

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