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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...

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...

Robert Campbell of Glenlyon

Robert Campbell, 5th Laird of Glenlyon, was born in 1632 and is best remembered for commanding the Scottish government forces that carried out the Massacre...

Articles of Union 1707

Whereas Articles of Union were agreed on the Twenty Second day of July in the Fifth year of Your Majesties reign by the Commissioners...

Roman Scotland: Chronology

325 BC: The Greek navigator and astronomer Pytheas sails the coast of Britain and names the island Pretani. 55 BC: Julius Caesar campaigns in southern...

Charles Edward Stuart

Charles Edward Stuart (31 December 1720 - 30 January 1788) known to history as “the Young Pretender” and “Bonnie Prince Charlie” was the elder...