470th Anniversary of the Battle of Pinkie Cleuch Walk and Battle Re-enactment planned

Arran Johnston, director of the Scottish Battlefield Trust and our speaker on 16th October, will be trekking 45 miles through East Lothian to the Pinkie Cleuch battle site, starting at Eyemouth on Thursday 7th September via Dunglass, Innerwick Castle, Dunbar, East Linton and Prestonpans ending at the battlefield at 1p.m. on Sunday 10th September the date of the battle. Arran and a colleague are following the route of the English army on their approach to the battle. There will also be a memorial service at the Memorial Stone in Salters Road Wallyford at 1.00 p.m. on the day. Arran gave us his talk on The Battle of Pinkie Cleuch last session where he described in detail the battle, the largest ever in Scotland, where 50,000 men took part, and 10,000 died in the battle. The Scots suffering a heavy defeat in this 1547 battle.

There will be a re-enactment of the battle on Newhailes Estate (NTS) over the weekend 16th and 17th September.