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Battle of Culloden


April 16, 1745, the Scots lost their right to wear tartan and almost 2000 men died within 40 minutes. The Battle of Culloden was fought 265 years ago today. Bonnie Prince Charlie was up against the Duke of Cumberland, known as “the butcher”, fighting for the survival of Scotland.

The only other memorial cairn commemorating that battle exists here in Nova Scotia at a tiny community called Knoydart near Antigonish. Many displaced Scots moved to Nova Scotia to start new lives after the fallout and each year a service is still held here to honor their fallen ancestors.

Here is a youtube clip of Makem and Clancey singing Sound the Pibroch

About Shelagh Duffett

An artist and mum to a beautiful daughter. I live in the gorgeous province of Nova Scotia, Canada and write about bits and pieces of my life. Alice is the name of my grandmother, who was an amazing business woman and Paris is a city we LOVE. Art and tea are necessities!

 

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