OUS Tayside - Talk on the famous Battle of Sheriffmuir

Dr Roger Collins (1968, Queens and St Cross Colleges), Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh gave a superb talk on "Sheriffmuir, the lost battle of the 1715 Rising" to 17 members of OUS Tayside on Saturday, 19 September.

The lecture was particularly illuminating on the international context and secret communications of the time (codes) and had vivid descriptions of poor highlanders in their nightshirts in the freezing November weather.

Preceded by a lunch at the Sheriffmuir Inn (near Dunblane), some of the members visited the monuments afterwards.

Prue Dowie - Secretary, OUS Tayside (St Hilda's, 1977)