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Dress Act 1746

The Dress Act 1746, also known as the Disclothing Act, was a part of the Act of Proscription which came into effect on 1...

Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton

The Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton was a peace treaty signed in 1328 between the Kingdoms of Scotland and England. It brought an end to the...

First War of Scottish Independence

The First War of Scottish Independence was a pivotal event in the history of Scotland and England. It marked the beginning of a long...

Major William Caulfeild: The unsung hero of the military roads

Major William Caulfeild was an officer in the British Army who is primarily known for his work supervising road and bridge construction in the...

Eglinton Castle

Eglinton Castle was once the seat of the Earls of Eglinton, a powerful and influential family that played a significant role in Scottish politics...

Highland Services Act 1715 (Disarming Act)

The Disarming Act was an 18th-century Act of Parliament of Great Britain that was enacted to curtail Jacobitism among Scottish clans in the Scottish...

Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Act 1707

Our sovereign lady and the estates of parliament, considering that by the late act of parliament for a treaty with England for a union...

Field Marshal George Wade

George Wade was born in 1673 in Killavalley, Westmeath, Ireland, and is best remembered as the father of the military road-building programme that he...

Lord Lovat’s memorial to King George I

THE Highlands of Scotland, being a country very mountainous, and almost inaccessible to any but the inhabitants thereof, whose language and dress are entirely...

Hugh Mackay of Scourie

Hugh Mackay of Scourie was born c.1640 and is best remembered for commanding Scottish government forces at the battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.

General Wade’s Report on the Highlands

IN Obedience to Your Majesty’s Commands and Instructions under your Royal Sign Manual bearing date the 3rd day of July 1724, Commanding me to...

Act of Proscription 1746

An Act for the more effectual disarming the Highlands in Scotland and for more effectually securing the Peace of the said Highlands; and for...