Battle of Prestonpans 1745

     RE-ENACTMENTS & CELEBRATIONS IN 2010

[Details of all  our re-enactments in previous years are linked HERE and press reports appear below. Specific cameos taken from the battle can also be viewed at this LINK ]

Our 2010 Re-enactments will take place from July through to September as the Prestonpans Tapestry is 'paraded' along the route Prince Charles and Sir John Cope took in the run up to the Battle at Prestonpans - from St Nazaire to Eriskay then onwards through the Highlands to Perth, Edinburgh for the Prince; and from Dalwhinnie and Inverness to Aberdeen and Dunbar for Cope, until they meet at Prestonpans itself.

The re-enactments will be led once again by The Glenbuckets and our own Alan Breck Prestonpans Volunteer Regiment in association with Lace Wars, the 77th Montgomeries, the Lancashire Militia, the Connaught Rangers and the Charles Edward Stuart Society of Derby. _____________________________________________________________________

Meanwhile, we are still finalising our reports on the 2009 re-enactments which also ran from July/ September and were included in Scotland's Homecoming activities. [GO to News Reports on the left hand buttons on this page for details].

More than 500 guests watched the final re-enactments in Cuthill Park on September 19th as the Camerons charged and captured six redcoat cannons and watched the redcoats flee to the beach at Morrison's Havern where the Highlanders took all but one prisoner. Over 100 re-enactors took part, and we thank the all. Hundreds more visited the Prince';s Clans Exhibition.

Enquiries to Kristine Cunningham @
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or by email to waukin@battleofprestonpans1745.org

 

Celebrations 2009

2009 Battle Re-enactments, Cuthill, The Riggonhead Defile and Cockenzie House - September 18th / 19th
The 2009 annual re-enactments and events to mark the anniversary of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans - where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highland army resoundingly defeated the Government forces.

Celebrations 2008

2009 The Prince's Loyal Clans Exhibition - July 18th / 31st
As the Trust's contribution to The Homecoming, to coincide with The Gathering of the Clans in Edinburgh July 25th/ 26th, an Exhibition was arranged that told of each clans role with the Prince at the Battle of Prestonpans September 21st 1745. A series of associated activities was provided and the Trust was delighted to welcome the Camerons from New Zealand for the re-enactment of the incident in Tranent churchyard on September 20th 1745.

Celebrations 2008

2008 East Lothian Courier - Reporting on the Battle of Prestonpans 263rd Anniversary Re-Enactment.
The East Lothian Courier reports on the successful 263rd anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Prestonpans on September 19th and 20th. This picture tale can be viewed by selecting the link below.

Battle Symposium

2008 Battle Re-enactments September 17th - 20th Edinburgh, Duddingston & Prestonpans
The schedule was a preliminary draft for general guidance and was subject to change in consultation with the host Regiments The Glenbuckets, 77th Montgomeries and Lace Wars in the final weeks.

Battle Symposium

2008 Battle of Prestonpans Conference (Battle Symposium)
Plans are already in place for the annual celebrations of the Battle of Prestonpans 1745. The 18th and 19th of September 2008 will see the Battle Symposium taking place at Prestonpans Community Centre including the presentation of The Battle of Pots & Pans on the evening of 18th.  Cameo re-battle enactments will take place on the 19th and 20th of September 2008 at Duddingston and in Prestonpans.

 September 17th see The Proclamation of King James VIII at the Edinburgh Merket Cross and a Reception and Exhibition at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

2007 Battle of Prestonpans Anniversary Programme

2007 Battle of Prestonpans 262nd Anniversary Schedule
September 21st was the 262nd anniversary of the famous 1745 Battle of Prestopans - Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army's greatest victory! Please view the anniversary programme for the event and celebration schedule @ Holyroodhouse Palace ,the Riggonhead Defile, Colonel Gardiner's Last skirmish and Cockenzie House.  The National Trust for Scotland also presented a lecture.

East Lothian Courier - Battle of Prestonpans Anniversary Article

2007 East Lothian Courier - The Battle of Prestonpans Anniversary Article
The East Lothian Courier reports on the up coming 262nd anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Prestonpans beginning on the 21st and ending on the 22nd September. The article is split over three pages and viewable via the links below.

East Lothian Courier - Battle of Prestonpans Anniversary Article

2007 East Lothian Courier - Reporting on the Battle of Prestonpans Anniversary Re-Enactment.
The East Lothian Courier reports on the successful 262nd anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Prestonpans over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September. This article can be viewed by selecting the link below.

1995 Brochure Thumbnail

1995 Battle of Prestonpans - 250th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure
This re-enactment was presented by East Lothian District Council and organised by the District Library Services to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans.

1995 Press Cutting

1995 Battle Press Cutting
Prestonpans '95 Local History Week article