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The Stennis Historical Society

'In order to shape your future you have to know your past.'

Sunday, October 15, 2023
5 mins

Culloden - The Legacy

Those unfamiliar with the work of the Stennis Historical Society may be shocked to find out just how widespread the presence of the British Army was in post-Culloden Scotland. 

Their site is a rich resource we would like to draw attention to, particularly the talk by Professor Murray Pittock and the excellent interactive map which reveals just how alarmed the British establishment was by the Jacobite uprising. 

The society was founded in 2013 by a group of historians and enthusiasts who were interested in promoting research and education about the Battle of Culloden and its legacy.

The Society has a number of objectives, including…

  • To promote research into the Battle of Culloden and the Jacobite Risings
  • To educate the public about the Battle of Culloden and its legacy
  • To preserve and promote the historical heritage of the battlefield
  • To encourage the development of sustainable tourism in the area

…and it organises a number of events and activities throughout the year, including:

  • Lectures and talks by historians and experts
  • Guided tours of the Culloden battlefield
  • Educational workshops and events for schools and community groups
  • Research projects and exhibitions

The Society is also involved in a number of conservation and preservation projects at the Culloden battlefield e.g. working to restore the battlefield's landscape and protect important archaeological features. The society’s work helps to promote understanding of this important event in Scottish history and to preserve its legacy for future generations.

Introduction (google.com)

Maps (google.com)

Videos (google.com)

Downloads (google.com)

For those who may not have seen it, Culloden is a groundbreaking drama/documentary that uses innovative filmmaking techniques to create a visceral and unforgettable experience of the Battle of Culloden. Watkins' film remains essential viewing for anyone interested in history or the human condition.

The film is notable for its use of non-professional actors, who use their own accents and dialects. This gives the film a sense of authenticity and immediacy, and it helps to create a sense of connection with the characters.

Watkins uses a variety of other techniques to create a sense of realism, including handheld camerawork, natural lighting, and long takes. These techniques help to transport the viewer to the battlefield and to make them feel as if they are witnessing the events firsthand.

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