300th Anniversary Battle of Sheriffmuir Events

300th anniversary Sheriffmuir Battle 300th anniversary Sheriffmuir Battle Dunblane

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.

Cost £15 includes lunch and handouts. 

Lunch is sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks and a bit of history chat.

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".

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