Talk Reveals City Connections to Rebellions

1 July 2011

Only a few places remain available for a free illustrated talk on Aberdeen and the Jacobites at 12.30pm on Wednesday 6 July at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.

Chris Croly, Historian with Aberdeen City Council will examine the role played by Aberdeen during the two major Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745. The talk coincides with an exhibition at the museum which looks at Aberdeen's role in the internationally important rebellions.

Chris Croly said: "Aberdeen was a big centre of support and sympathy for the Jacobite rebels. When the major rebellion of 1745 unfolded the town council was overthrown and a rebel council ruled Aberdeen for nearly a year until the Duke of Cumberland arrived in 1746, when he was en route to Culloden. This talk will look at the vital role played by Aberdeen and Aberdonians in those dramatic days."

The talk will last approximately 30 minutes.

Places are free for the talk but booking is essential by telephoning (01224) 621167.

A number of places are also available on a walk that explores locations in Aberdeen associated with the rebellions. The walk starts at 2.30pm on Friday 8 July outside Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

Tickets cost £3 each/£2 concession and can be booked in person at the Art Gallery Shop or by telephoning (01224) 523700. This tour is the first of this year's Summer City Walks.