RE-ENACTMENTS & CELEBRATIONS IN 2014
During 2014 The Prestonpans Tapestry continued to tour with exhibitions in Cockenzie House before Easter, and spectacularly in Perth at St John's Kirk from June 11th/ July 27th and in Prestonpans itself during the September re-enactments at Prestongrange Museum and the Prestoungrange Gothenburg. In late November it will be briefly exhibited in Oban.
During the year the Alan Breck Regiment will continue its School Visits on request including Battle Gaming.
The Regiment will present the Trust's 8th Annual Re-enactments at The Greenhills Prestonpans LINKED HERE September 19th/ 21st - Dragoons will be again be present at the re-enactments as they were in 2013. The Riggonhead Defile will, as is customary, be walked at dawn - with medals of achievement for those participating.
On Friday October 24th the Battle Trust will hold its 4th Biennial National Battlefield Symposium. Focus will be on collaboration with battle groups across East Lothian and the kingdom-wide Battlefields Trust UK. All welcome in Prestonpans Town Hall. Attendance is free but lunch is payable at The Prestoungrange Gothenburg. N.B. Much of the Battle Trust's energy has been focussed throughout the year to resist outrageous proposals to build on the so called National Inventory battle site. Inch Cape has proposed an electricity SubStation at an area likely to be burial grounds and a wide ranging plan from Scottish Enterprise would see the battlefield sandwich between two 24 hour industrial sites dubbed an Energy Park. The community at large is up in arms. In partnership with the Coastal Regeneration Alliance, the Trust is seeking to eliminate all impacts on the battlesite and its proper conservation and interpreation.The 4thSymposium is being arranged in association with Historic Scotland which has alas thus far declined to support our absolute rejection of construction on the battle site, arguing that it will be good for 'sustainable economic development'.
N.B. Photographic details of all re-enactments in previous years to 2013 are linked HERE and press reports appear below. Specific cameos taken from the battle can also be viewed at this LINK and every detail of The Prestonpans Tapestry is @ www.prestonpanstapestry.org
Enquiries to Arran Johnston
@   1875 819922 [not Mondays]
2013 Battle Celebrations & Re-enactments
The year saw more than 3,000 attend the re-enactments in Edinburgh, Dunbar and Prestonpans during September 2013. The Alan Brecks made major contributions throughout the year at Prestonpans Tapestry exhibitions and scaling Arthur's Seat. As the Tapestry was exhibited in Bayeux bringing visitor numbers past 250,000 in October 2013, a full weekend of re-enactments and festivities was presented at Greenhills. Full details at it own websitelinked HERE
CLICK HERE for Proclaiming King James VIII on the Royal Mile
CLICK HERE for Cope's Landing @ Dunbar and his Council of War there
CLICK HERE for Occupation of Presatonpans and the Riggonhead Defile March @ Dawn
CLICK HERE for Encampment 2013 ... and the soldiers wqay of life
CLICK HERE for B&B at Pinkie House - 400th Anniversary Surprise
CLICK HERE for the Dragoons Canter and Fascinate
CLICK HERE for 'Let the Redcoats Run ...'
CLICK HERE for'... and then came the Highland Charge'
2012 Battle Celebrations & Re-enactments + Exhibition of Captain Clarke's Skull - August/ September
The year saw the continuation of the touring by the Battle Tapestry including 2 weeks in St Nazaire/ Pornichet and re-enactments nationally by the Alan Brecks including Edinburgh during The Fringe season. In September's annual re-enactments the skull of Captain Clarke of Hamilton's dragoons was exhibited at Prestongrange Museum.
2011 Battle Celebrations & Re-enactments + Prestonpans Tapestry Touring - September/ October
The year saw the continuing touring of the Tapestry as reported at its own website linked HERE plus a fine new paintings exhibition and the annual re-enactments commencing in Haddington and Musselburgh with the full scale battle scenes in Cuthill Park on the Staurday and Sunday.