Tuesday 20 August 2019
Monday 19 August 2019
I've recently returned from a trip to Scotland, When in Inverness I went to the Culloden battlefield and took some pics. In order to get there you'll have to pick bus nr5 before the post office at Academy with Queensgate streets. The bus passes at :35.
After about one hour ride you'll arive at the vistors centre above.
The return bus passes at :25 if I remember correctly
You can opt to go straight to the battlebield or pass by the exposition center for a small fee.
There are several items of interest like scottish engraved glass
Prince Charlie had a scuffle with the biritsh on his way to Scotland
Propaganda fan showing the young pretender between ireland, england and scotland
The french actually managed to send some aid through the blockade
Including this piece for shielding fire from the wind
Clansman shield worked with celtic konts
Fake news of the day: french soldiers shown prominently in the rebel camp
Shield reverse, notice the arm straps
Pistols and a nice powder horn
More unearthed bullets, deformed due to impact with bones and other hard surfaces
Surpisingluy they found twice as many clansmen muskets than swords, toppling the myth of the highland charge in favour of a more ranged battle
The battlefield itself is a flat moor with some paths
There is a reconstructed cottage
On the right side of the fild there are the tombs of the clans but since all were throwns together in a ditch afte rthe battle and these toms were digged many years after the gruping by clans seems dubious
There are some raspberry bushes if you wanna stop for a quick snack
It rained a bit, but on the plus side we had a beautiful rainbow
Some slabs show the positions of the regiments along both sides
A nice touch that should be imitated at Waterloo and Borodino is the two lines of flags that show the starting positions for the battle
The leanach enclosure, which battlenecked the jacobite right, has been partially rebuilt
With a bit of rain
Slugs go away
The british line
Over the wet ground
The slug drags around
Next to the visitors center there are some cute Highland cows
It's an emooo cow
Earlier that day I went to Fort George, you can get there from the same bus stop, number 5A that passes at :05, however it's a bit of a walk to the fort so you're warned!