Battle Re-enactment Weekend, 2021

The Battle of Prestonpans was brought vividly to life on 18-19 September 2021, with a spectacular programme of displays and living history. Over 1,500 visitors came from across the country to enjoy the event, which was blessed with fine weather throughout.

The amazing Phoenix Photography Scotland captured some fantastic images of the action, which can be found here:

Battle of Prestonpans by Phoenix Photography Scotland (

Bonnie Prince Charlie (Arran Johnston), escorted by troopers of Strathallan’s Perthshire Horse (Alan Breck’s Regiment). Photo by Phoenix Photography Scotland.

We would like to thank all those who came along, and all who contributed to the event’s success. In particular we’d like to thank the re-enactment societies who took part:

Arran Johnston (Prince Charles Edward Stuart) and Brett Fletcher (Sir John Cope)

Alan Breck’s Prestonpans Volunteer Regiment & the Edinburgh City Guard

Charles Edward Stuart Society (The Derby Blues)

Claymore/Stewarts of Appin

Warriors of the Wilderness

Lace Wars (Rose and Thistle & Pulteney’s 13th Foot)

The Troop


47th Foot

Teviotdale Steel Bonnets


The final volley of the day, a tribute to the fallen of 1745.