RE-ENACTMENTS & CELEBRATIONS IN 2017
2017 sees the East Lothian Triennial Battle Re-enactment cycle focus on Pinkie Cleugh  on September 15th/ 16th / 17th. PRESTONPANS commemorations will be held on the weekend of Saturday 23rd/ Sunday 24th September 2017. In 2018 it is the turn of Prestonpoans to be the major focus in the county and much is planned including a gathering of The Clans and Regiments to dedicate the new Memorial Tables for the Field of Remebrance.
In 2017 we expect to take the Prestonpans Tapestry to Lorient, Brittany for the Festival InterCeltic Lorient August 4th/ 13th when this year's Celtic focus is indeed L'Ecosse. Support is once again forthcoming from colleagues in St Nazaire who hosted the Pornichet Exhibition in 2013. Pornichet exhibition of the tapestry in 2012..
During the year the Alan Breck Regiment is continuing its School Visits on request including Battle Gaming and offering a wide range of demonstration events.
N.B. Photographic details of all re-enactments in previous years to 2016 are linked HERE and press reports appear below. Specific cameos taken from the battle can also be viewed at this LINK and every detail of The Prestonpans Tapestry is @ www.prestonpanstapestry.org
Enquiries to Arran Johnston
@   1875 819922 [not Mondays]
2016 Battle Commemorations
This was the first year that Prestonpans had shared in the SBT's East Lothian County Triennial Battle Cycle - and 2016 was the turn of Dunbar . i was the first year that This was the first year since the Trust was established that no fullscale re-enactment was given. As readers will know, Prestonpans now participates in the East Lothian Triennial Cycle tohgether with Dunbar [1650Pinkie Cleugh Modest commemorations were held, most especially to mark the Restoration of the Bankton House Doo'cot and the new DVD installed there for visitors telling the story of Colnel Gardiner. A service of remembrance was also held in Tranent Church CL
CLICk HERE for details of the activities
2015 Battle Celebrations and Re-enactments
These 9th Re-enactments were the last before Prestonpans joins the Easat Lothian County Triennial Cycle. At each of the three venues [Dunbar 1650/ Pinkie Cleugh 1547 & Prestonpans 1745] every third year and modest commemorations in the intervening years. The project is led and co-ordinated by the Scottish Battlefields Trust which was established at the 4th National Biennial Symposium convened by the Trust. 2015 was also the fateful year when the twin towers at Cockenzie Power Stations were demolished.
2014 Battle Celebrations & Re-enactments
The 8th Annual re-enactments once again attracted a large audience and offered activities throughout the weekend, including the traditional Riggonhead Defile Walk on Saturday dawn. The encampment was a magnificent opportunity for visitors to gain an extended understanding of the circumnstrances leading up to the battle as well as to meet with the re-enactors personally - most especially General Sir John Cope. The closing moments on Sunday were shared with the Coastal Regeneration Alliance which is fighting to protect the future of Greenhills where the re-enactments now take place from unacceptable development plans.
CLICK HERE for Dragoons give a good account of themslves
CLICK HERE for Prince defeats the redcoats in 9 minutes
CLICK HERE for Plans for Field of Remembrance
CLICK HERE for Coastal Regeneration Alliance Partnership protest
CLICK HERE for the 4th National Battlefields Symposium
2013 Battle Celebrations & Re-enactments
The year saw more than 3,000 attend the re-enactments in Edinburgh, Dunbar and Prestonpans during September 2013. The Alan Brecks made major contributions throughout the year at Prestonpans Tapestry exhibitions and scaling Arthur's Seat. As the Tapestry was exhibited in Bayeux bringing visitor numbers past 250,000 in October 2013, a full weekend of re-enactments and festivities was presented at Greenhills. Full details at it own websitelinked HERE
CLICK HERE for Proclaiming King James VIII on the Royal Mile
CLICK HERE for Cope's Landing @ Dunbar and his Council of War there
CLICK HERE for Occupation of Presatonpans and the Riggonhead Defile March @ Dawn
CLICK HERE for Encampment 2013 ... and the soldiers wqay of life
CLICK HERE for B&B at Pinkie House - 400th Anniversary Surprise
CLICK HERE for the Dragoons Canter and Fascinate
CLICK HERE for 'Let the Redcoats Run ...'
CLICK HERE for'... and then came the Highland Charge'
2012 Battle Celebrations & Re-enactments + Exhibition of Captain Clarke's Skull - August/ September
The year saw the continuation of the touring by the Battle Tapestry including 2 weeks in St Nazaire/ Pornichet and re-enactments nationally by the Alan Brecks including Edinburgh during The Fringe season. In September's annual re-enactments the skull of Captain Clarke of Hamilton's dragoons was exhibited at Prestongrange Museum.
2011 Battle Celebrations & Re-enactments + Prestonpans Tapestry Touring - September/ October
The year saw the continuing touring of the Tapestry as reported at its own website linked HERE plus a fine new paintings exhibition and the annual re-enactments commencing in Haddington and Musselburgh with the full scale battle scenes in Cuthill Park on the Staurday and Sunday.