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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...

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