|Culloden battlefield where the last battle on
British soil was fought is just 6 miles east of Millwood House. At the site
there is a National Trust visitor centre open April to October, visitors can
walk round the battlefield all year.
||Highland history took a new direction in 1745
when many of the Highland clans, led by Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince
Charlie), rose against the British Government in a last desperate attempt to
wrest the British Crown back from the Hanoverian dynasty. The attempt ended
in disaster and the revenge of the British Government was drastic, in many
cases the former clan lands were given over to sheep farmers who over-ran
the best countryside with Cheviot sheep. Hundreds of thousands of displaced
persons emigrated to the colonies and to the cities, which began to grow in
the Lowlands because of the industrial revolution.