The Cameronians – Douglas & Dunkeld – SFH017
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Jimmy Fisher is back with Matthew Vogan and they’re in Douglas, Lanarkshire where the statue of James, Earl of Angus points the way to the location where the Cameronian Regiment first mustered on May 14th, 1689. The Regiment was made up of followers of the Covenanter, Richard Cameron. Jimmy recalls the role that 900 Cameronians played just a few months later on on August 21st, 1689 at the Battle of Dunkeld, defending the Perthshire town against 4000 – 5000 Jacobites (about a month after the Battle of Killiecrankie). The defeat of the Jacobites at Dunkeld put an end to the first Jacobite Rising.
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