Two days of events and activities at the site of the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie - includes arena displays of the Jacobite Cavalry. Variety of stalls, food stalls and activities.
Each tour is guided by a knowledgeable battlefield guide who will explain the battle tactics on that day in 1689, where the Clan Regiments stood and which of the government units faced them.
A packed program of talks, plays and activities from archaeology to Jacobite tales, 17 th century warfare to children’s interactive play, telling the Battle of Killiecrankie story.
A9 Route Opposition
Soldiers of Killiecrankie are opposed to the unnecessary destruction of significant areas of Killiecrankie Battlefieldand & the insensitive siting of two massive lay bys where over 2,000 men lost their lives three hundred years ago. The 16 minute Killiecrankie Battlefield video (shown above) by Rulzion Rattray - our Soldiers of Killiecrankie battlefield tour leader and Jacobite history historian - explains the issues in detail. READ The Soldiers of Killiecrankie objection letter to Transport Scotland explaining why we believe they have chosen the wrong route through the battlefield.
20th January 2018 - Soldiers of Killiecrankie oppose chosen A9 route through Killiecrankie Battlefield. (Courier Newspaper)
23rd January 2018 - Will Killiecrankie Battlefield be destroyed by A9 for future generations? (Courier Newspaper)
23rd January 2019 - READ Historic Environment Scotland's objection to prposed route chosen through the battlefield (remember to click on button at the bottom of the page - look at "5.3.1 Our Recommendations" in particular).
24th January 2018 - Historic Environment Scotland Object to A9 plans by Transport Scotland. (Scotsman)
26th January 2018 - Brakes applied to Battlefield Plans (Daily Record)
13th March 2018 - 'Perth and Kinross Matters: Battle lines drawn over historic site' (Courier).
7th May 2018 - "A9 Public Inquiry to he heard over dualling plans for battlefield" (Courier).
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Soldiers of Killiecrankie Event 2018
Two days of events and activities at the site of the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie - the battle was between the supporters of catholic Stuart King James VII of Scotland, II of England and Ireland and the protestant King the Dutch Prince of Orange King William III (& II) and his spouse (and first cousin) Queen Mary II. (Mary's father, King James VII of Scotland, II of England and Ireland fled to France). The Scottish Parliament unanimously supported William and Mary. The Jacobite wars were civil wars. Interestingly there was only one English Regiment at the Battle of Killiecarnkie and that was Hastings Regiment, for a detailed account of the Battle of Killiecrankie.
The annual Soldiers of Killiecrankie event, includes displays of Hanoverian Williamite (government) Troops, Highlander Jacobites and Jacobite Cavalry. In 2017 we had a guest appearance of the Scots Greys (who were formed in 1873). There are also a variety of period sensitive stalls, food stalls and activities. There is an excellent living history camp, which you are encouraged to walk through and meet the soldiers and their wives and girlfriends and lean how they lived, over 300 years ago.
Meet the highlanders, to be dressed in a traditional highland costume, both male, female, boys and girls. Battlefield Tours, take you along the line where the Government soldiers stood. Day long program in the BIG Tent with activities for the adults as well as the children.
The Soldiers of Killiecrankie event is organised and run by the local community of Killiecrankie and Fincastle. The event was inspired by a visit of Alan Larsen who threatened to bring the Jacobite Cavalry to the 2014 anniversary weekend. He in fact did just that and the birth of Soldiers of Killiecrankie occurred and has taken place annually since then.