Age of Enlightenment


1759    The Birth of Robert Burns
1760    George III becomes King.
1775     The American War of Independence began.
1781     Private Whisky distilling is made illegal.
1788    Charles Edward Stewart dies in Rome.
1793     War with France (French Revolutionary Wars)
1799     Napoleon ascends to First Consul of France.
1815     The Battle of Waterloo
1817     Walter Scott publishes Rob Roy.
1827     Captain James Stirling founds Perth.
1829     The Trial of Burke and Hare.
1830    William III of Scotland, IV of England becomes King.
1833     Slavery Abolished in British dominions.

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Edinburgh Living History is a volunteer group which specialises in tailor-made site-specific performances for museums, art galleries, historic buildings and
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History Alive strive to support classes in their History Learning - with a range of hands-on and interactive living history displays
Living History displays of Blacksmithing through the ages Blacksmithing displays Medieval to WW2. This includes a forge, anvil, tools, set
Promoting Napoleonic French re-enactment in Scotland and 'The North.' Depicting French units of the period 1805-1815.
PKL Living Presentations and Gaelhistory are a Living History Company. Providing custom historical presentations, lectures, weapons displays and tours for
The 1st Regiment of Foot, Royal Scots - Napoleonic is a newly established reenactment society aiming to commemorate the famous
The 94th Regiment of Foot (Scotch Brigade) Reenactment group, portrays this famous Scottish regiment during the Peninsular Wars. The Regiment
The History Buffs are a group of like-minded friends and family who love history and enjoy spending time living the