OTHER SCOTCLANS SITES
Scotland's Jacobean HistoryThe Stewart claim to the throne was not about to go away and thus began a period of 'Jacobite' rebellions. The first attempt in 1715 to restore James Edward ended swiftly in defeat and was followed shortly afterwards by the 'little rising' of 1719.
New attempts were made to control the unruly North as roads were built new regiments raised, however by 1745 unrest was growing again and Charles Edward Stuart 'Bonny Prince Charlie' arrived to carry on his father's work.
Despite victories at Prestonpans and Falkirk and despite reaching as far south as Derby the '45 ended a year later at disastrous Culloden. In the atmosphere of oppression following this defeat emerged two great literary characters; Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott (above), heralding a new age...
Jacobean Scotland Articles1715 First Jacobite Rebellion
1715 Battle of Sherrifmuir
1719 Battle of Glenshiel
1724 General Wade Appointed
1729 Black Watch Raised
1744 World's First Golf Club Founded
1745 Raising of the Standard at Glenfinnan
1745 Battle of Prestonpans
1746 Battle of Falkirk
1746 Battle of Culloden
1746 Highland Dress Proscription Act
1759 Robert Burns Born
1769 James Watt Patents the Steam Engine
1771 Sir Walter Scott Born
1782 Highland Dress Proscription Repealed
Feature Historical Articles
The Clan SystemThis three part feature article was recenly serialised on our E-mail newsletter. This new feature traces the history of the Scottish clan system from it's prehistoric beginnings.
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The GlenCalvie ClearancesDown a quiet road lies Croick church, a pretty building not unlike many other Scottish churches, it's ancient windows scratched with messages from families who lived through the infamous Highland Clearances.
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