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Highbridge Skirmish

On 16 August 1745, two companies from the 2nd Battalion of St Clair's 1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots) were ambushed by a small party of Jacobites at Highbridge, north of Fort William. The...

Killiecrankie Battlefield under threat from A9 Dualling

The Battle of Killiecrankie, fought on the 27th July 1689, was the first major military engagement of the Jacobite risings. It was also the bloodiest, with perhaps as many as 2,000 killed in a...

Butter Bridge in Glen Kinglas

Butter Bridge stands in the shadow of Beinn Ime and crosses the gently flowing Kinglas Water, in Glen Kinglas, Argyll. The bridge was built sometime between 1748-1750 as part of Major Caulfeild's military road...

Battle of Sheriffmuir

On the 13th November 1715, a Government army commanded by John Campbell, Duke of Argyll, clashed with Jacobite forces led by John Erskine, Earl of Mar, at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, outside Dunblane. The Jacobite Rising...