Scottish History Weekend
Scottish History Event
May 18 through 19
The Battle of Culloden is once again returning to the Fort Plain hilltop May 18 & 19, 2013. The group of Scottish Re-enactors last visited Fort Plain in 2011. Culloden In North America is a living history event focusing on the Scottish rebellion of 1745, led by ”Bonnie Prince Charlie” Prince Charles Edward Stuart culminating in the Battle of Culloden which was the last land battle fought in the United Kingdom.
The event began in 1998 and has been held in Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio to date. The National Trust For Scotland recognizes the event and funds are raised at it each year for restoration work at the Culloden Battlefield Park. The people who organize the event are all volunteers and take no monies from it; their goal is to increase awareness and to educate people on this critical stage of history.
The fun filled 2 day event includes demonstration of Scottish Colonial life with events scheduled such as the Caber Toss competition and music provided by Scottish bagpipers. The event will coincide with the Fort Plain Street Fair and horse drawn wagon rides will ferry visitors from festivities in Wiles Park to the Fort Hill. Admission to the event will be by donation.
See our events page for other 2013 events.