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Issue 26 - Fresh battle set for Culloden

Scotland Magazine Issue 26
April 2006

 

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Fresh battle set for Culloden

The National Trust for Scotland has launched a major appeal to raise funds for the development of a new Culloden Battlefield Memorial Centre.

The current centre is outdated and is no longer able to cope with the 250,000 annual visitors.

The NTS has already raised more than £6.5 million in grants for the project and the public appeal aims to raise a further £500,000 towards the centre, which will include a world class exhibition and education facilities.

The restoration of the battlefield will also be undertaken, restoring it to the condition that it was in at the time of the battle.

Alexander Bennett, project coordinator, commented: “The Battle of Culloden changed the course of Scottish history and we, as custodians of the site, have a huge responsibility to treat the site and The Cause with the respect and care that it deserves.”

The new centre is designed to interpret the battle sensitively and, using the latest research, reflect what really happened on April 16, 1746.

To find out how you can support the Culloden Appeal visit: www.culloden.org.uk