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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An interactive Order of Battle!

As we continue to develop the website, we’re adding new features that will help you find your way around the history of the battle and its place in the wider narrative of the Jacobite wars. These include a series of timelines, designed to explain how all these complex events fit together, and now also a […]