Tuesday 20th October Local History Society Talk in Cathedral Halls 7.30pm
The speaker will be Bill Inglis. To mark the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Sherriffmuir, Bill will describe the background and outcome of this notable local clash between the forces of the Jacobites and the Hanoverian Government.
Visitors welcome. Admission £1.50 includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
Sunday 1st November Historic Battle by Bike
Our special 300 year anniversary ride for the Battle of Sheriffmuir follows the Jacobites and Government forces from their camps, up Sheriffmuir and beyond, accompanied by our historian.
25 mile of scenic, rural roads, over steep hills and by rivers with brief stops to look, listen and lunch. Best for moderately fit cyclists. Electric bikes can be booked.
Sunday November 1st 9.45 am at Dunblane station, finish approx. 3.30 pm at Tappit Hen opposite cathedral.
Booking essential via this link
Cost £15 includes lunch and handouts.
Lunch is sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks and a bit of history chat.
Website for more info : http://www.stirlingcyclehub.org/news/193-historic-battle-by-bike
Saturday 7th November RE-ENACTMENT of start of 1715 Jacobite Rebellion
There will be an event on Saturday 7th November 2015 in Cathedral Halls & Dunblane Museum 12 - 4pm. "The Proclamation" will be at 12 noon.
Hear the commander of the Jacobite soldiers declare the City of Dunblane loyal to King James III/VIII.
Come & see the Jacobite soldiers of the Earl of Mar's army of 1715. Hold the weapons & clothing of the Highlander of the Jacobite period. Hear the stories of the Highlanders & of King James.
"There's some say that we wan and some say that they wan
And some say that nane wan at a' man
But one thing is sure that at SheriffMuir, a battle was fought on that day man
And we ran and they ran and they ran and we ran
And we ran and they ran awa' man".
Those interested in Scottish Jacobite history, may like to visit the scene of the battle of Sheriffmuir 1715. An obelisk monument to the Clan Macrae erected in 1915, stands on the battlefield. A short walk from the monument is the Gathering Stone - a block of grit, enclosed in an iron cage since 1840, where the standard of the Scottish clans is said to have been placed. If you carry on along the road you will arrive at the Sheriffmuir Inn, a child-friendly hotel which is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner.