New Maps Give New Insight To Appearance of Culloden Battlefield

New Maps Give New Insight To Appearance of Culloden Battlefield

Experts at AOC Archaeology have used electronic mapping techniques to form an accurate recreation of the Culloden battlefield.

Marking the 275th anniversary of the battle, the new maps provide an in depth perspective of how the area would have looked during the Jacobite Rising in 1746.

The maps used the latest Geographic Information Software and Light Detection and Ranging Analysis in order to layer maps and other information.

The Head of Archaeology for the National Trust for Scotland said that the maps “give us the most detailed understanding currently possible of how the landscape looked in 1746”.

The maps also provide a detailed view of the developments which have taken place on the site. This helps researchers to ensure that they retain the protection of Culloden into the future.

At Culloden, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army was defeated by a British government force led by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.

As the site is currently under threat from developments, the National Trust for Scotland is currently in the process of attempting to get the Culloden battlefield world heritage site status.

Our Jacobites and Bravehearts tour visits Culloden Moor, exploring the battlefield, experiencing the 360-degree battle immersion theatre and visiting its museum.

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Added: 20th April 2021

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