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SCOTS FIGHTING SCOTS - CULLODEN

#1
Is it not strange how the mists of time swirl around and romanticise facts. the new arts centre at Culloden ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/e.../Scotland-special-the-Battle-of-Culloden.html ) seems tp be perpetuting the myth that the English came and destroyed poor Bonnie Prince Charlie's Armt of Freedom Fighters. Actually the majority of people fighting in this battle were Scottish, as the lowland tribes were pretty much against the Highlanders and happy to take the cash to enjoyt a good bust up. I wonder how the Battle of the Bogside or Goose Green will be portrayed in 350 years?
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Once heard it described as Celtic v Rangers for old times (might have been on QI)

As for the other stuff
Goose Green

Melwin de la Gibthon is a quiet sheep farmer living in the Falklands Islands
Farming 23 hours a day with the Union flag casting an oprresive shadow over him and the rest of the Falklanders
They decide that they wish to be independent from this evil empire and return to the democratic freedoms offered by Argentina
The evil corrupt British Goverment despatch a task force to teach the Islanders a lesson
British Paratroopers 'liberate' Goose Green and hang all the Islanders and any Argentinian patriots are driven into a barn and burnt alive
Mel gets annoyed paints his face blue and white and teaches the nasty British goverment a lesson
The remnents of 2 Para are seen rowing away in a small boat badly beaten


Bogside

Mel 'shaunny' O'Gibson is a quiet potato farmer in the Bogside (don't worry the Yanks will believe it)
The British Goverment decide to enslave to people of the Bogside
Paras hang innocent freedom fighters from lamposts and burn houses down
Mel paints his face pops on a Balaclava and sets about the Brits to gain his frrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom
Defeated the Brits pull out of Ireland and invade Vietnam

Mel nu gyuin Gi'son is a poor paddy farmer............. :wink:
 
#9
I was at Culloden for a wedding (very bizarre, he was a southern irish type and she was from the home counties and they met while travelling in NZ!) and read the bumf about the battle, it said that the actual battle only lasted 20 minutes, followed by much of the good old pastime of 'finishing off of the wounded' (Scottish type obviously!).
 
#10
All I can remeber about the place is that it is barely worth peeing on let alone dying for.Cold wet and miserable, except when it is stuffed full of midges!!
 
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swampmonster

Guest
#12
Shite hole was there last month when we were at the Fort....what a place to fight a civil war :)
 
#14
Outstanding said:
All I can remeber about the place is that it is barely worth peeing on let alone dying for.Cold wet and miserable, except when it is stuffed full of midges!!
Ah yes home! and my folks wonder why I don't go to see them that often.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#15
Scotlands greatest export like Ireland is its people, the whisky etc is just to keep the ex pats comfortable! Lets face it beyond the stalking and grouse there's feck all else!
 
#16
Outstanding said:
Thats why the Fort was such asafe place - no-one lived near it!!

You're forgetting the good folk of Ardersier.. 8O

To the thread, I remember our Bn 2IC complaining that when we arrived at the Fort in 1991, he received hate mail, suggesting that as the Bn had fought for the "wrong" side at Culloden, we could bugger off.

Up the Royals! Still p1ssing them off after near 250 years :D
 
#17
in_the_cheapseats said:
Outstanding said:
Thats why the Fort was such asafe place - no-one lived near it!!

You're forgetting the good folk of Ardersier.. 8O

To the thread, I remember our Bn 2IC complaining that when we arrived at the Fort in 1991, he received hate mail, suggesting that as the Bn had fought for the "wrong" side at Culloden, we could bugger off.

Up the Royals! Still p1ssing them off after near 250 years :D
IIRC at the time, Sinclair's Regiment of Foot? were the first regiment to inhabit the fort on completion. It probably did for their retention too.

I used to take the piss out of our Trg Maj by pointing out that unlike his mob, ours had been on the winning side :)
 

Sixty

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#18
Outstanding said:
Is it not strange how the mists of time swirl around and romanticise facts. the new arts centre at Culloden ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/e.../Scotland-special-the-Battle-of-Culloden.html ) seems tp be perpetuting the myth that the English came and destroyed poor Bonnie Prince Charlie's Armt of Freedom Fighters. Actually the majority of people fighting in this battle were Scottish, as the lowland tribes were pretty much against the Highlanders and happy to take the cash to enjoyt a good bust up. I wonder how the Battle of the Bogside or Goose Green will be portrayed in 350 years?
Tribes? Get a grip. It was 1746, not 50 BC.
 
#20
in_the_cheapseats said:
Outstanding said:
Thats why the Fort was such asafe place - no-one lived near it!!

You're forgetting the good folk of Ardersier.. 8O

To the thread, I remember our Bn 2IC complaining that when we arrived at the Fort in 1991, he received hate mail, suggesting that as the Bn had fought for the "wrong" side at Culloden, we could bugger off.

Up the Royals! Still p1ssing them off after near 250 years :D
As someone from Culloden, I can definitely assure you that there are no "Good" folk in Ardersier.

Didn't you notice the webbed hands seen on a large number of inhabitants and the shifty looks?

Even Invernessians don't like Ardersier ffs.

PS The Culloden Battlefield Centre carpark is well known as a doggers hotspot after dark. :lol:
 

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