The Dower House
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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 ...
... and a great start to the day) we headed for the Isle of Skye.
As google maps will show you (I had to look it up too) the Isle of Skye sits off the West coast of Scotland and it is responsible for some of the most incredible scenery in the whole countryside. Of course it is also home to some of the wettest conditions in the country so we also continued to put our rain jackets to good use while we were there. After ...
... was arranged to pick her up from the station and she was, in the meantime, left in the care of the nice ticket lady.
This is what our world is. I was stunned the whole way home, flickering through an entire archive of deliriously potent emotions: disbelief, confusion, despair, disgust, rage and indignation; totally numb in the end.
*In natural disaster terms, this scream was equivalent to the sinking of Atlantis.
... of the battle showing how the battle occurred with each side moving into battle and leaving the battlefield with so many dead on the highlanders side. Very clever technology. The battlefield today has red flags marking the English redcoats and the blue flags marking the highlanders. It's only a small battlefield and in the day of the battle was boggy land. Not a good spot to fight. We drive back through Inverness and towards the ...
... her for a bit.
At 8.00pm we got Emma dressed and brushed her teeth which she is getting pretty good at putting up with – as long as you get the job done quickly. Then I fed her and put her to bed. Matt and I have been sitting in bed and he’s been playing on his iPad. I’ll probably do the same shortly before we go to sleep. I’m very much looking forward to going on our cruise of the Loch Ness tomorrow!