Rebellion threatens as Clans gather

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Three hundred years after the second Jacobite Rebellion, you’re invited to join the rebels at the Linn of Quoich near Braemar.

In 1715, the 6th Earl of Mar invited hundreds of Highland clansmen to join a hunting party at the picturesque falls near Mar Lodge. But this was no hunting party, the Earl was plotting rebellion and bloody uprising against King George I.

Once a staunch supporter of Crown and Government, he had changed sides after being publically snubbed by George, earning him the nickname of Bobbin Jock.

At the Quoich, the clansmen filled an indentation in the rock with whisky and honey, the Earl of Mar’s Punchbowl, and toasted “the King over the Water”, James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender. This was an outright act of treason.

That historic moment on the Braes o Mar, will be re-lived on Saturday July 25, in the atmospheric setting of the Quoich water with a costumed re-enactment , musical entertainment and barbecue.

Tickets must be booked in advance, numbers are limited to 40.

Adults £10, school-age children £5, family ticket £20 and are available from Braemar Castle on 013397 41219 or online at www.braemarcastle.co.uk and will include transport to the Quoich.

Transport leaves from Fife Mews at 6.30pm. Kilts and tartan are optional.

Also next week will be a evening of Jacobite Music with Sheena Wellington and Paul Anderson.

Songs such as “The Standard on the Braes of Mar” and “Will ye go tae Sheriffmuir?” will feature on Friday 24th July in an evening of Jacobite Music in St Margaret’s, situated close to the spot there the clansmen gathered 300 years ago

For more information on both events contact Doreen Wood on 07702 285 681.