Clan at Culloden 2014
Clan Secretary, Walter attended the memorial service to mark the 268th anniverary of the Battle of Culloden.
The battle fought on 16th April 1746, was the last land battle fought in the British Isles. It was fought between the Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Hanovarian Government army. The government troops routed the Jacobite army. The aftermath of the battle brought to an end the Highland way of life. There are records of four MacAulays killed in the Roy Stewart Regiment on the Jacobite side. There are no records of any MacAulays in the government army.
There was a very moving service in Gaelic and English attended by over 400 people in the Invernessshire sunshine. Clans, societies and families were invited to lay a floral tribute. Walter laid a branch from a Scots Pine, one of the emblems of the Clan MacAulay.
Afterwards, Walter and Ariane attended a lunch and meeting at the New Drummossie Hotel with the Association of Highland Clans and Societies (AHCS), of which the Clan is a founder member.