Posted on September 19, 2023

Today, we explored some of the area around Nairn and Inverness, starting with a guided tour of the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center. As an American, I couldn’t help but compare Culloden to Gettysburg—both were decisive battles that turned the tide of a bloody civil war. (Balloch, Scotland, United Kingdom)Our tour guide that showed us the battlefield and explained the significance of the battle.The battlefield has lines of flags, representing the lines of soldiers on the battle field. Blue flags represent Jacobite lines. This red flag represents part of the English line.One of the several burial mounds that mark a mass grave full of Jacobite soldiers.This small cottage with a thatched roof is a reconstruction of a cottage that stood here during the battle and was used to treat English soldiers.