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The Forgotten Battle of Glenshiel

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "The 300th anniversary of the "forgotten" Battle of Glenshiel is to be marked on Saturday.
    Jacobites, supported by 300 Spanish troops, fought a government army loyal to King George I at the battle near Shiel Bridge.
    Despite their superior numbers, the Jacobites lost.
    In a commemoration, involving the Association of Highland Clans and Societies, 12 wreaths are to be laid at the battle site.
    Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop, National Trust for Scotland president Neil Oliver and Lt Col Geraint Davies of the Army in Scotland will be among those who will lay the wreaths.
    The Association of Highland Clans and Societies said "too few" people in Scotland knew of the battle, which came during a failed Jacobite rising to restore the Stuart monarchy.
    The battle site is near the A87 road to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye."

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