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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 William Caulfeild's military...

Tummel Bridge

Tummel Bridge is situated at the western end of Loch Tummel in Perthshire and was built in 1730 to carry Lieutenant-General George Wade’s Crieff to Dalnacardoch military road across the River Tummel. General Wade in...

Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks is situated on the south side of the River Spey overlooking the small town of Kingussie in Badenoch and was constructed between 1718 and 1721 on the site of an earlier medieval...

The Jacobite burning of Strathearn

From 25-29 January 1716, in the midst of a bitter winter, the Jacobites burned the Strathearn villages of Auchterarder, Blackford, Dalreoch, Crieff, Dunning, and Muthill after driving out the inhabitants in an attempt to...

Cumberland’s bayonet drill

No account of the battle of Culloden would be complete without mention of the Duke of Cumberland's 'new' bayonet drill that was supposedly introduced to his infantry battalions while they were in camp in...

Battle of Killiecrankie

At the battle of Killiecrankie on 27 July 1689, Scottish government forces under the command of Major-General Hugh Mackay of Scourie were defeated by a Jacobite army, loyal to the deposed King James, commanded...

Balfour Stone at Killiecrankie

The Balfour Stone in the Pass of Killiecrankie supposedly marks the grave and the spot where Brigadier Barthold Balfour was killed while trying to rally Scottish government troops fleeing the battle of Killiecrankie on...

Battle of Dunkeld

At the battle of Dunkeld on 21 August 1689, the Jacobites under the command of Major-General Alexander Cannon attacked a Scottish government force of Cameronians, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel William Cleland, in and around the town...

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