Sheriffmuir Battle Commemoration

Where: Sherriffmuir, near Dunblane, Stirlingshire, at the Battle Monument
When: Saturday nearest November 13th
Time: 11.45

 

Sheriffmuir-Macrae Monument

The Battle of Sheriffmuir on 13th November 1715, was an indecisive fight during the Jacobite rebellion. The Earl of Mar leading the highland Jacobites clashed with the government forces under the Duke of Argyll – and both sides claimed they were victorious! However, the battle marked the end of the Jacobite campaign of the Fifteen, and was thus an important date. Today the event is commemorated by a gathering at the Battlefield Monument, with many representatives from the clans who took part in the battle. A wreath is laid at the monument in memory of the fallen, with a short service, prayers and a piper.

Helpful Hints

The commemoration takes place on nearest Saturday to the battle anniversary each year (this was on November 13th). In 2017 the commemoration will be on Saturday November 11th. Conditions underfoot may be boggy so wear appropriate clothing and footwear!

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The event is organised by the Association of Highland Clans – click here for their website: http://www.highlandclans.org

Members of Clan Macrae are prominent in the commemoration and you can find their website here: http://www.clan-macrae.org.uk


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