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A Pint, A Puzzle and a Poem: An Hour with John Roy Stuart, Bard of Culloden

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Queens Arms

49 Frederick Street

Edinburgh EH2 1EP

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July 25th 1745: Prince Charles Edward Stuart, a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Charlie, sets foot on the mainland of Scotland for the first time.

July 25th 2018: Michael Nevin, Chairman of The 1745 Association, marks the anniversary by reflecting on the life, poems and remarkable adventures of John Roy Stuart.

A Pint: At your discretion from the excellent range of ales at the Queens Arms.

A Puzzle: How many of the incredible - as in unbelievable - stories told about John Roy actually happened? Is truth really stranger than fiction? Or have some of the folk tales passed down through the ages simply grown with the telling?

A Poem: The event concludes with a new English rendition of John Roy's greatest poem, The Day of Culloden, in which he reflects on the final battle on British soil, a battle in which John Roy led his Edinburgh Regiment into the thick of the fighting. "If all the Highlanders had fought as fiercely as the officer with the red hair and the little hand, the outcome might very well have been different".

The entry price includes a copy of a booklet, "The Poems of John Roy Stuart: A Personal Tribute" which includes a new English translation of "The Day of Culloden".


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