Battle of Prestonpans 1745

Naming a New Town ... it's a big opportunity!

The Battle of Prestonpans [1745] Heritage Trust is convinced that calling the new town Charlestoun can help give its incoming residents a true sense of place - with a fascinating heritage to understand. But the Trustees are fully aware that there are other heritage elements that can also be encompassed as well; and the town is expected to be growing even more extensively over the next three decades to outstrip Prestonpans and Cockenzie/ Port Seton themselves in population with well upwards of 6000 homes.

Tim Porteus suggests it might not be such a good idea in his Tale in the East Lothian Courier this week. The Trust disagrees. The Prince is an ever present reminder of what a 25 year old can aspire to and how loyal so many of the Clans were to the Scottish Kings who had been consistently displaced in Great Britain by the will of the English Parliament.

Published Date: July 6th 2019


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