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... Scots. The battle itself was fought on 15 April 1746, was over in less than an hour and resulted in the deaths of about 50 English soldiers and between 1210 and 1500 Jacobites. (The Jacobites were Scottish men who banded together as an army over many years to fight the English and reinstate a Stuart King on the English throne.).
After we had looked at the exhibitions in the visitor centre we walked around the battlefield ...
... at the castle, then wandered the lovely gardens.
From the castle, we went to a set of stone burials from the megalithic period. There were three major burial sites, plus a fourth one from 1000 years later. One is a passage grave, one was more of a platform that might have served as a pyre. When the tombs were no longer in use, they were closed up then surrounded by a circle of stones. I’m not sure how archaeologists know that the stones ...
... visitor centre, which tells the story of the events leading up to it and the battle itself from both the Jacobites' and the Government's perspectives, and we saw a very graphic - and very moving - video reconstruction of the battle (we were surrounded by screens on all 4 sides). Then we walked the battlefield itself, with a very good audioguide explaining all the sites we stopped at. It seemed ...
... his crew initially told us it was an annual thing and we all had to get off at Boat of Garten and run back – ha, ha, he was teasing us of course and they all laughed as they watched our faces fall.
We’re staying a Dunroamin B&B, a really nice house in the suburbs kind of – just 10-minute walk from the station. Love our rooms and all is very comfortable. ...
Just a quick update on the visa - my medical results have gone missing between departments so the main office have emailed the medical section today to hurry them on as they are 'aware of the delay'. Not impressed. Other than that I've settled into my wee holiday home for the next few days, a bungalow in the Spey Valley Resort. We're nice and close to the pool so mum and I had a swim this morning although the facilities are slightly shabby compared ...