Kilts and Captivity

Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.

Kilts and Captivity

About Kilts and Captivity

Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in the castle.

Hear tales of Bobbing John, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the battle tactics of a Highland army and learn the secrets of Scotland’s national dress.

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