Battle of Prestonpans 1745

The Battle of Prestonpans

Welcome to this resource providing news, interactivity and information on the Battle of Prestonpans and our charitable association Battle of Prestonpans [1745] Heritage Trust.

This site commemorates the Battle and celebrates the Victory, Hope and Ambition it represented for Prince Charles Edward and his Highland Jacobite army as they prepared to march on England.

This site is part of Prestoungrange Online. To view the Prestoungrange index please CLICK HERE

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Battle Map

Battle Media

Clips and AudioClips & Audio
Our clips and audio section contains a variety of multimedia files about the Battle taken from plays and documentaries...

Image GalleryImage Gallery
Battle scenes from The Riggonhead Defile and the Capture of Cockenzie House to the Death of Colonel Gardiner and more...

Articles & PoetryArticles & Poetry
View our archive of articles and poetry to view a selection of documents written about the Battle of Prestonpans...

Living Art & History

Living Art & History Image

The Battle has inspired many contemporary works from paintings to plays, from pottery to poetry and songs.

Interactive Battle Map

Battle Map

Use the interactive battle map to survey the battle field and relive the key decisions and strategies used in 1745.


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Battlefield Walks
signed in English and Gaelic - are available year round either for Groups or individuals using the APP linked above.

Full scale Re-enactments
take place every third year on the third weekend in September in rotation with Pinkie Cleugh [1547] and Dunbar [1650]. On intervening years the fourth weekend of September sees formal Commemorations. All in partnership with the Scottish Battlefields Trust.