Culloden Battlefield film
Anne Maclean of Dochgarroch, Secretary of the Association of Highland Clans and Societies (AHCS) has suggested that members of CDSH&I might be interested in the following Culloden film. She writes:
Dear Clan Members.
The film (accessed here) was made by Deborah Dennison Administrator, The Historians' Council on Culloden. Deborah attended our pre-Culloden lecture. This film is very interesting and informative and I suggest you send it to all your membership and any other interested persons. If you do not have access to Youtube then I suggest that you find someone who does, make a cup of tea, and watch!
Deborah wrote to me as follows:-
I wanted to update you on this situation regarding protecting the majority of the battlefield at Culloden. More than half the site of the active battle is not owned by the NTS nor do they now (they once did) have the intention of acquiring it. The Historians' Council on Culloden is just now working with theScottish Battlefields Trust to set up a regional trust to acquire the remainder of the battlefield and protect it. We are putting the legal structure in place and will announce shortly.
What we have found, however, is that a disturbing number of people in Scotland think that there is no threat to the battlefield, that the NTS owns it, and that the only mortal remains from the battle are in the pitgraves by the Cairn. Alas, we now know this is not the case. The entire history and the latest research on the battle, as well as the struggles with developers, is laid out accurately in the half hour film. It is available to watch on Youtube.
Prof Murray Pittock called it the best film made on Culloden and has himself put out links to all his ex-students and colleagues.