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BannockBurn Live Press Launch

| March 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

The following press released was issued today after the official launch of the finalised plans for Bannockburn Live:   NOW’S THE DAY AND NOW’S THE HOUR   All-star line-up revealed for “breathtaking” Bannockburn Live event   Musicians, writers, comedians, singer-songwriters, Battle performers and clans unite for one-off Scottish festival   Celtic and folk music artists Julie […]

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Launch of Inverness 2014 events and festivals programme

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Highland Council launched its 2014 Inverness Events and Festivals programme yesterday (27 February) and revealed its plans to celebrate “The Highland Homecoming (Tilleadh dhan Ghàidhealtachd)” which will be staged as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrations. The Homecoming Highland Festival will run from 1 September to 31 October.  Highlights include the inaugural Inverness […]

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Bannockburn: Monday Date Pulled from Schedule.

| February 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

          Visit Scotland have just made their announcement regarding plans for revised Bannockburn Live event. Due to very poor ticket sales for the Monday this date has been pulled in the hope that the event can consolidate over the Saturday and Sunday. This however DOES NOT address the clash with Armed […]

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Fears of Overseas Criticism if Bannockburn Event is Scaled Back Even Further

| January 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

              By: Rodger Moffet – ScotClans There are concerns that the already beleaguered Bannockburn Live event scheduled for the end of June this year may suffer even more set backs with one of the event days possibly being cancelled altogether. Yesterday what was described by a Visit Scotland spokesperson […]

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Culloden Moor Housing Development and our Ancestral Heritage.

| January 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

As dusk fell over Culloden Moor on the 16th April 1746 the last major land battle to be fought on British soil had drawn to a conclusion. With close to 2,000 dead and wounded Jacobites the campaign to restore the Stewart monarchy to the throne had been dealt a decisive final blow.  In the days and […]

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Council Welcomes Launch of New Highland Homecoming Fund

| December 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

Council welcomes launch of new Highland Homecoming Fund Senior Highland Councillors have warmly welcomed the launch of the Highland Homecoming Fund, which will give local groups the chance to bid for financial support of between £3,000 – £10,000 to organise a new or enhance an existing event linked to next year’s autumn celebrations . Highland […]

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A Parcel of Rogues

| October 11, 2013 | 11 Comments

                        When the Act of Union between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland was signed in 1707 there was widespread unrest in Scotland, violent rioting broke out as was witnessed by writer Daniel Defoe who was in fact hired as an English spy. Many […]

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Bannockburn and Armed Forces Day: A Clash or Conspiracy?

| September 18, 2013 | 12 Comments

              Today it was reported in the news that two guard dogs who patrolled the base where Prince William’s search and rescue helicopter flew from had been put down. As far as the MOD were concerned the two dogs were surplus to requirements, couldn’t be re-homed and were simply […]

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No More ‘Sgian Dont!’ Its Sgian Dubh at Bannockburn!

| August 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

        Great news this morning for people who plan to attend the Bannockburn celebration next year in full highland dress. The proposed ban on wearing Sgian Dubhs at the event has BEEN LIFTED. After a media storm; objections from clan leaders and our online petition we met with representatives from NTS the […]

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Clans with Spaces in the Clan Village at Bannockburn 2014 – Full list.

| August 19, 2013 | 22 Comments

  We have now been passed the list of clans who will be in attendance at Bannockburn Live 2014. The Following clans have been granted space in the clan village/tent: Clan Donnachaidh Society Clan Arthur Clan Cameron Clan Wallace Clan Buchanan Clan MacLennan Clan Currie (MacMhuirich) Clan Moffat UK and Clan Moffat Society Clan Carmichael […]

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