Falkirk or Paradise? Commemorating the 270th anniversary of the Battle of Falkirk.
Callendar House, Falkirk, Saturday, January 16th 2016.
“Tonight we shall lie either in Falkirk or in Paradise”
– reported words of Lord George Murray, General of the Jacobite Army, January 17th 1746
Falkirk, the forgotten battle…..the penultimate battle fought on British soil…. the final Jacobite triumph, yet a pyrrhic victory which left Prince Charlie’s forces severely depleted…..
270 years after the battle was fought, The 1745 Association is organising a free event to remember what happened on that day.
Midday: Those who wish to enjoy The Prince’s Dinner before the Main Event will gather in the Green Room, Callendar House, where, on September 14th 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart dined with the Earl of Kilmarnock.
1:30 PM: Green Room: Welcome and Introduction to Callendar House and the Earl of Kilmarnock during the ‘45 (Michael Nevin).
2:00 PM: The group will depart for a guided tour of the Battle of Falkirk by Geoff Bailey, author of Falkirk or Paradise (1996), the authoritative account of the events leading up to the battle and the course of the battle itself.
3:45 PM: Return by way of Falkirk Parish Church, to pay our respects to the graves of Hanoverian and Jacobite officers who fell at Falkirk.
4:30 PM: Return to Callendar House for a warming cup of tea, coffee or mulled wine, with bannock / scones.
5:00 PM: Close.
Note that the Main Event from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM is free, but places are limited by capacity and will be allocated on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Bookings should be made through the Council Member organising the event, Michael Nevin, either by e-mail on:
or by phone on:
0782 4829 445
stating whether the booking is for The Main Event from 1:30 PM onwards, or whether you also like to book for The Prince’s Dinner at midday.