Anniversary Weekend

To mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans, we are planning an exciting long weekend of events. There really should be something for everyone!


The Jacobite Rising of 1745 Anniversary Conference – in partnership with Helion & Co publishing. Hosted in the Thomas Nelson Suite of the Prestoungrange Gothenburg, this conference brings together a wide-ranging expertise for some fascinating presentations. Tickets cost £30, including lunch and refreshments, and can be purchased here.

“Beneath the Thorntree” – a special evening performance of storytelling, music and drama, in which we follow the impact of the Battle of Prestonpans on a number of local personalities. More details to come.


Family Activity Day – join us and our friends the Alan Breck’s Regiment at Prestonpans Town Hall for a unique afternoon of activities. Chat to the soldiers, meet the two commanders, see our display of 5,000 paper soldiers, and help refight the battle on our wargame table.

As well as fun craft activities, there will also be a display of new exhibition boards about the Clans & Regiments of the battle.

Open 12-4pm, Free Entry, and suitable for all ages. More information will be posted on our Facebook events page.


Anniversary Commemorations – the actual day of the 275th will be marked with a ceremony held at the Memorial Tables at 12pm, either side of which there will be a series of guided tours running for school groups and the general public. Tours will be free but ticketed – more details to come.

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