Frequently Asked Questions
The Appin Regiment endeavours to accurately portray the Stewarts of Appin, a group of Scottish Highlanders, in the period of 1745-1746. Members of the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart(Stewart), the Appin Stewarts played a key role in the last and most widely known Jacobite uprisings in Scotland, which culminated in the disastrous battle on Culloden Moor on 16 April, 1746.
Appearing at Celtic and Scottish festivals in Virginia and Maryland, the Appin Regiment presents a number of scenarios, the most of common of which is a representation of a recruiting party on its way to meet the Prince in Glenfinnan to raise the royal standard, bringing with them new volunteers and members of the baggage train, the reason being that this scenario allows the greatest range of impressions, from the lives of professional soldiers to the lives of domestics who were simply tagging along with the army.
Typical demonstrations include discussions of Highland clothing, Scottish weapons and military tactics, Scottish food, agriculture and cooking, the crafts and technology of the period, and the organization of Highland society in the mid-eighteenth century.
The Appin Regiment is committed to education through maintaining as high a standard of authenticity as possible. For information on clothing standards and other regiment policies, please visit the Clothing & Equipment page. If you are interested in joining the regiment, please visit the FAQ section, where you will find information on how to join and who to contact.
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