Both armies are ready for battle!
The battle lasted some 9 minutes or so as the Redcoats were beaten back to the walls of Preston House …
Redcoat infantry manage just one fusillade from their muskets which the Highlanders match then abandoning their muskets, Charge!
"This year's spectacular Parade, Encampment and Re-enactments were the highpoint of a year-round programme of activities by the Trust admirably led by Arran Johnston - in partnership with Scottish Battlefields Trust, VisitScotland and East Lothian Council. There is so much yet to achieve, not least a permanent presence in Prestonpans for our Living History Centre exhibiting our two magnificent tapestries, the late Andrew Hillhouse's fine paintings and so very much more … we have it in hand … " [Ed.]
Published Date: September 22nd 2018