The 1745 Association is holding a tour of Dunkeld on Saturday afternoon, August 17th, to commemorate the 330th anniversary of the Battle ofBy the end of the fight, Dunkeld lay in flames, never to regain its former glory. Only the Cathedral remains today of the buildings that stood before 1689. The programme: 1:00 PM onwards - Gather at the Perth Arms Hotel, High Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AJ to meet old friends and new 1:30 PM: Dunkeld - The Orphan Battle. An illustrated talk by Michael Nevin, Chairman of The 1745 Association 2:00 PM: A walking tour of the town, taking in key points in the battle, under the guidance of Kevin Smith and John McCulloch, Council Members of The 1745 Association. The tour will include a visit to the Cathedral and a description of tactics and clothing used at the battle, concluding with a brief commemoration of those who fell on both sides of the conflict in Dunkeld Cathedral 3:30 PM: Return to the Perth Arms Hotel for a re-enactment of the famous Jacobite toast "Tae the King o'er the Water" “There are, as the old song says, more questions than answers. This is certainly true of Dunkeld, the orphan battle - forgotten, neglected, fatherless, not belonging to any family - quite unlike any other battle fought during the Jacobite Wars. Here are just a few of the unanswered questions that we will try to address this afternoon: • Why don't we know, even approximately, how many soldiers fought at the battle? • How can it be that, when we are told the battle ended at 12 o'clock, we don't know whether this means midday or midnight? • The obvious answer is because the records are so poor. Which gives rise to another question - why are there so many gaps in official accounts of the Battle of Dunkeld? The suspicion, when official sources provide very little information about an event, is that it may be because officials have something to hide. What could that be?.....
Venue: Perth Arms Hotel, High St High Street, Perth and Kinross, PH8 0AJ
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