Public plead to protect Culloden

More than 3,000 people responded to our Culloden 300 consultation last year, which aimed to find out how people wanted the site to look in 2046.

The unique atmosphere, importance as a place of history and remembrance, and the open aspects of Culloden Battlefield must be protected, according to the public.

We are revealing the findings of our Culloden 300 consultation on 23 July, the 275th anniversary of Charles Edward Stuart’s arrival in Scotland which ignited the 1745 Jacobite rising.

Last year, around 3,000 people took part online and in person in the consultation which aimed to establish how people wanted the site of Britain’s last pitched battle to look in 2046, 300 years on from the event that marked the conclusion of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s attempt on the British throne.

Culloden attracts more than 300,000 visitors every year, and the impact of the battle and its aftermath still resonates across Scotland, and the wider world. However, in recent years the site has come under increasing pressure from piecemeal development.

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