Blàr Chùil Lodair

Cold winds on the moors blow. Warm the enemy’s fires glow. Like the harvest of Culloden, Pain and fear and death grow. ‘Twas love of our prince drove us all to Drumossie, But in scarcely the time that it takes me to tell, The flower of our country lay scorched by an army, As ruthless […]

The Gleam of Steel Flashing in Their Faces

Their arms were anciently the Glaymore, or great two-handed sword, and afterwards the two-edged sword and target, or buckler, which was sustained on the left arm. In the midst of the target, which was made of wood, covered with leather, and studded with nails, a slender lance, about two feet long, was sometimes fixed; it […]

20 Geo. II c. 43

The Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746 (20 Geo. II c. 43) was an Act of the British Parliament passed in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, which fateful clash brought the Jacobite Rising of 1745 to a prompt end. Traditionally, Scottish lords and clan chiefs had inherited regalities and been able to judge in civil and criminal cases among their […]