Knights Templar in Nairn

April 10, 2013 · Filed Under History, Nairn 

I figure most people are aware of the masonic graveyard for the Thanes of Cawdor, but found an interesting piece on Wikipedia today that mentioned about land ownership by the Knights Templar in Nairnshire: The Knights Templar had considerable possessions in the County of Nairn, or Moray, in 1296. The following extract is taken […]

Inverness Iron-Age industry

July 17, 2012 · Filed Under History, Nairn 

It looks as though recent development on the east side of Inverness is throwing up an interesting picture of the archaeology. The BBC reports that an AOC Archaeology dig on the site of the new university campus has thrown up two different iron-working camps. The suggestion is that, in light of other discoveries at Culduthel […]

Culloden Battlefield: Too sacred to picnic?

July 15, 2009 · Filed Under History 

Interesting story at the BBC covers protests by the Circle of Gentlemen about people having a picnic on the Culloden Battlefield: Anger at ‘war graves picnickers’ Signs are to be erected at Culloden Battlefield asking visitors to respect the site as a war grave following a complaint about picnickers. A member of A Circle of […]

Scottish Castle for sale

May 7, 2009 · Filed Under History 

If you ever fancied owning a Scottish Castle, and don’t mind moving out of Nairn to the area around Wick – oh, and you have £5 million in your pocket – there’s something at Rightmove you might be interested in: Ackergill Tower Magnificent castle with vaulted entrance hall, smoking room, study, billiards room, double vaulted […]

Jacobites march tonight!

April 15, 2009 · Filed Under History 

It’s very short notice by the BBC, but apparently the Jacobites are marching on Nairn tonight!! Team gears up for Jacobite march A team is preparing to recreate the Jacobite night march of 15 April, 1746. It is believed to be the first attempt to re-enact the trek from Culloden to the outskirts of Nairn […]

The Romans in Nairn

March 16, 2009 · Filed Under History, Moray, Nairn 

In 84AD, Agricola brought the Roman Army around Scotland to conquer the island of Briton for the Romans. The trouble is, once you get past the central belt – where irrefutable signs of a Roman presence can be found – the story of where the Romans held a presence becomes very tentative indeed. We know […]