The 2017 Soldiers of Killiecrankie program runs over three days:
Friday 28th July - 5.30pm - Pitlochry Street Skirmish - Pitlochry Main street will be closed at 5.30pm for a short re-enactment with commentary of the events that took place in the Pass of Killiecrankie, just before the battle proper over 300 years ago. There will infantry cavalry Scottish Government Hanoverian soldiers, Jacobite Highlanders. (Be prepared for some gun fire). Free entry as it will take place along Atholl Road, Pitlochry's main street.
Saturday 30 th July and Sunday 31 st July - each day at 9am the gates open, the program runs from 11am to 5pm program.
Venue:- Killiecrankie Battlefield (Directions:- Located just outside of Killiecrankie Village on the way to Blair Atholl).
Continuous events in the arenas, including infantry and cavalry. NEW for 2017 will be the Scots Greys (who were formed in 1673).
A full program of events in the BIG Tent marquee with talks, plays and stories. Lots for the kids too. Battlefield tours run through both days. The event finishes on the Sunday with a march behind pipers to the Battlefield Memorial for a short ceremony to remember all those of both sides who lost their lives on the 27th July 1689.
Soldiers Leap Zip Wire - in the event field, it is 175 metres long, starts 70 metres up in the trees first 50 metres through the tree tops before bursting out over the event field. (1.) go to BOOK your Zip £10 (2.) Choose 'Soldiers of Killiecrankie Zip Wire' from drop down. (3.) Choose which day Sat 29th or Sun 30th July 2017. (4.) Choose your time slot. Then pay. NOTE:- Slots are sold on first come first served basis. 2016 saw all the slots sold, it was very popular activity.
Battlefield Tours - walk over the battlefield to learn where the Clan regiments stood that day, the tactics and how the Government troops were routed. £2 - make sure you have good footwear. Highly recommended.
Event admission charges for all day activities:- Free Car Parking. £6 adult; £5 Concession; £3 children under 16 years. Family of four £16. (NB We have kept our charges low so as to encourage as many people as possible to attend. It is a full day of activity, we believe great value for money).
Battlefield Traditional Family Ceilidh with bar. Saturday 29th July 7.30pm–Join the re-enactors for a superb evening of song, stories, music and dance. Free entry. Raffle and donations bucket. The is a bar which will also serve some food during the evening.