Back to Scotland after 8 months. This time I went straight to the Highlands. One thing I really wanted to experience was the Culloden Battlefield. This is were the Jacobites highlanders (who wanted a catholic king on the throne of England) fought (and brutally lost) against the english soldiers in 1746.
Apart from being a really important story in the book series Outlander (which I love, I’m sure you know by now), it’s also the rebellion of a people against injustice. Being there on this land were thousands of soldiers died in the hope of something better was very special to me. It’s a really relaxing and beautiful space, with just the sound of wind. Wandering through the moor, listening to music, reading the explanations and the commemorative stones. Some people leave flowers, coins, stones or other objects on the clanic graves. Being touched only as a visitor, I can only imagine how important it must be to people who lost ancestors here. .
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