Battle of Culloden Commemoration – 16th April 2011

Sun, Mar 7, 2010


 Clan Donald Stone, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness


commemoration-of-the-battle-of-culloden-2009_edited-31The Battle of Culloden by William Topaz McGonagall;

The Highland army was drawn up in three lines in grand array,
All eager for the fray in April the 16th day,
Consisting of the Athole Brigade, who made a grand display
On the field of Culloden on that ever-memorable day.

Likewise the Camerons, Stewarts, and Macintoshes, Maclachlans and Macleans,
And John Roy Stewart’s regiment, united into one, these are their names;
Besides the Macleods, Chisholms, Macdonalds of Clanranald and Glengarry,
Also the noble chieftain Keppoch, all eager the English to harry.



Once again we are approaching the time of year of the Battle of Culloden Commemoration , where the Gaelic Society of Inverness will hold its annual service at the Memorial Cairn – on the Culloden Battlefield, at approx 11:00am Saturday 16th April 2011.

Clan Members, Septs and Associates will gather around the Memorial Cairn some having travelled from far and wide to take part in this Annual Reconciliation Service. 

After the Service the individual Clan Groups will march behind their clan banners to the where their ancestors fell on that fateful day the 16th April 1746.  The headstones that bear the names of  their clans and marking the battle dead; amounting to over 1000, and who were buried by the local people some of whom were known to them and were identified by their clan badge,  or a plant sprig worn in their bonnet. 

The Clan Donald group will gather behind the banners and follow their piper, to lay wreaths at the Keppoch and Clan Donald Stones and for Clanranald, Glengarry and Glencoe on the old Clan Donald stone. Following the commemorations on Drumossie Moor – The Culloden Lunch will again take place at The Drumossie Hotel, followed by piping and speeches.

The Clan Donald Society of The Highlands and Islands  (CDSH&I) will be holdings its AGM on Saturday 30th April at Killearnan Parish Church Hall, Ross-shire, for more information and how to become a member please visit:-

Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands  

Clan Donald Society of Edinburgh, 8 Ethel Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 5NB

Culloden Battlefield visitor centre, Culloden Moor, Inverness, IV2 5EU.

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