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Falkirk Muir Battlefield Inauguration

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Falkirk Old Parish Church Hall

Manse Place

Falkirk

FK1 1JN

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An inaugural walk around the battlefield of Falkirk Muir, the largest battle in terms of the numbers of combatants fought during the Jacobite Wares, the penultimate battle fought on British soil, and the last Jacobite victory.

The itinerary is as follows:

10:30 AM: Arrivals and tea / coffee & biscuits at the Falkirk Old Church Hall (Trinity Church, off Falkirk High Street)

11:00 AM: Introductory presentation in the Falkirk Old Church Hall by Michael Nevin, Chairman of The 1745 Association, on the Battle of Falkirk Muir fought on January 17th 1746, and Glen MacDonald, Vice Chairman of The 1745 Association, on the death of Young Glengarry on January 20th 1746 following his accidental shooting the day after the battle.

12:00 PM (midday): Unveiling of the plaque at the entrance to the Church by the current Glengarry, Patron of The 1745 Association.

12:30 PM: Lunch at The Howgate Centre, Falkirk, and appreciation of The Howgate Windows: the stained glass windows of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, commander in chief of the Jacobite Army on that day, and his two divisional commanders, Lord George Murray who commanded the Jacobite Right (western column) and Lord John Drummond who commanded the Jacobite Left (eastern column as they advanced).

c 1:15 PM: Coach to the battlefield (free for members of The 1745 Association; £10 return journey tariff for members of the general public).

1:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Guided tour of the battlefield by Geoff Bailey, author of Falkirk of Paradise (1996), the most detailed published account of the battle, the events leading up to it, and its aftermath.

During the tour, the Rev Canon Dr Bob Harley will say a few words of dedication when we reach the table and bench that we are installing at the Shelter Belt on the battlefield, on which there will be a plaque to the memory of Brian Whiting, late Editor of The Jacobite (1945-2017). This point marks the critical location of the engagement between the Jacobite right and the Hanoverian light cavalry which gave the Jacobites their final victory, and the bench will be Brian’s final gift to dedicated students of Jacobite history who, like him, are not as mobile as they once were, and need to sit down during the walk.

c 3:30 PM Coach back to Falkirk Old Church.

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