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Clan Memorial Marker, Culloden Battlefield

Posted by
Fran (Trumbull CT, United States) on 16 June 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Since we have been talking about Flora MacDonald and the Battle of Culloden, here is one of the clan markers from the battlefield. It was a very interesting visit. The battlefield is near Inverness. The Visitor's Center tries to present an impartial view. On one wall, they track the Jacobites progress under Bonnie Prince Charlie as they arrive at Culloden. On the opposite wall, they track the British under Cumberland. But once you get out on the battlefield it is clear that the sympathy of the Scots is with the Highlanders. There are clan markers everywhere for the Highlanders who perished here. Many have small bouquets of flowers placed at their base. There is a tall stone Memorial cairn topped with gorse for the Highlanders. If you search long enough, you will find one small stone commemorating the English who died there. No flowers here on the day we visited.