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Battle of Culloden and the '45-inspired day at Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

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A special day of activities themed on the Battle of Culloden and the '45 is planned for 25 November 2018 at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre near Inverness. You can read an expert guide to the Battle of Culloden here.

The event also allows National Trust for Scotland, which cares for the Culloden Battlefield and runs the visitor centre, to say thank you to local residents for their support. Local residents with an IV, PH or KW postcode will be given free entry to the exhibition and events on the day – all they need to do is bring proof of their address.

Culloden themed day details

The morning session will start with author Anne McAlpine, who’ll read from her novel The Silver Locket, along with a Q&A session and book signing. This book was inspired by a visit to the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre with a Primary 6 class from the Isle of Skye.

In the afternoon, author Donald Smith will be reading from his historical fiction Flora McIvor, as well as book signing and a Q&A session. Find out why the Jacobites risked their lives for the cause, what part women played, and why these stories reach all round the world.

Local artist Catriona Meighan will also be running drop-in creative sessions for all ages to make something to take home. Over lunch there will be ‘Take 2’ of the successful Meet the Books talk – where Culloden’s volunteers offer the opportunity to view Inverness Library’s Jacobite Pamphlet Collection, which they have helped to catalogue.

For the love of Scotland

Raoul Curtis-Machin, Operations Manager at Culloden says:  ‘We’re so proud to play our part in protecting this important part of Scotland’s heritage and we really appreciate the support of local communities in enabling us to do all we do, for the love of Scotland.’

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor, Inverness IV2 5EU; website.

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(image copyright National Trust for Scotland)

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