Full Re-enactment programme announced

As anticipation mounts ahead of the big re-enactment weekend on 18-19 September, we’re delighted to announce the full programme of displays which are occurring on each day. There’s plenty to see (and hear!). As well as the timetabled shows, the living history camps themselves will be open all day from 11am-5pm, giving you the chance […]

First Town Hall open weekend a great success!

On 26-27 June we opened our doors to visitors at our new museum space at Prestonpans Town Hall for the first time. Over the two days, our team was supported by volunteers from the Alan Breck’s Regiment re-enactment society as we welcomed 120 people to a special “Orders of Battle” exhibition. The exhibition, supported by […]

Starting “Orders”!

A special exhibition entitled “Orders of Battle: the Clans and Regiments of Prestonpans” is going into place at Prestonpans Town Hall ahead of our first public open weekend on 26-27 June. This will be our first opportunity to welcome visitors and neighbours into the Town Hall since we took the keys last month to begin […]

Up and Running at Inverurie!

We are delighted to report that The Prestonpans Tapestry is now on public display at the Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. More than a year after the exhibition was first due to open, the Centre’s doors have now reopened and we’ve been able to travel north to install the Tapestry. It will remain on display […]

Culloden 275

Today marks the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, the tragic end of the Jacobites’ military campaigns to restore the Royal House of Stuart. It marks the final dashing of the hopes which had been raised at Prestonpans, where the Prince’s victory seemed to hold out the promise of the long looked-for success. For […]

Walter Scott’s 250th anniversary marked

Our first online lecture of 2021 was held on 18 March, on the subject of “Walter Scott’s Jacobite Fiction”. We were delighted to host a real expert on this subject, Dr Lucy Wood, who guided 96 live attendees through the early Jacobite inspirations which Scott was exposed to and the ways he presented the Jacobite […]

A renewed focus on Gaelic, and a new trustee to help!

Dolina Maclennan, a major figure in the Gaelic cultural world, has become a trustee of The Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust. The news comes as the Trust announces a new programme of Gaelic activity, supported by funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Dolina is a singer, actress, writer, broadcaster and cultural and political campaigner, who […]