Monthly Archives: February 2014

Culloden Building Project

I have the following letter from Carolyn Seggie.


Hello As one of the  administrators of the Facebook group titled Group To Stop The Development At Culloden I would like to invite you to please take a look at our page. We are strictly non-political as I know  you are as well. Briefly we strongly oppose  the  development of 16 houses at Viewhill Farm Culloden by Inverness Properties. Despite the objections of Highland Reg Council and NTS the Scottish Govt reporter has provisionally approved the application with a final decision due on 18th March.  We have already had a peaceful protest gathering at Holyrood in January and are holding two other events  at Culloden and Inverness. The first is on Sat 1/3/14 and the  second is at Culloden on Sunday 20th April 2014.  Please  do feel free to look at our Facebook page for full details of both the group and the events. On behalf of the group I would like to invite both yourself and  all members to join should they wish to do so. Sincerely Carolyn Seggie

My reply

Dear Carolyn

 The 1745 Association supports the opposition to the development at Culloden and has sent a letter of support to NTS and of protest to “The Scotsman”,  and various Scottish Government officials, namely, Richard Lochhead (Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs & the Environment), Paul Wheelhouse (Minister for Environment & Climate Change) and Fiona Hyslop (Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External Affairs).
 I will post your email and my reply to you on our website in order that our members know of the planned protests at Culloden
Steve Lord (Treasurer 1745 Association)


Letter forwarded from John Nichols

Just in case you haven’t heard – the Allan Ramsay Portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, painted in 1745, and relating to Strange’s engraving, has been tracked down to Gosford House (Earl of Wemyss) by (naturally) Bendor Grosvenor. He and the portrait will be featured in  a TV programme tonight (Saturday) on BBC2 at 9.00pm (The Lost Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Culture Show Special). This will be accessible thereafter via your computer for 7 days on BBC iPlayer.

You can read about it and see it in Friday’s Guardian:

Best wishes,

John Nicholls MBE, Chairman,
The Fifteen (The Northumbrian Jacobite Society)