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by Neil Johnston
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 14114

Well the answer to the last two questions is obvious, Yes and eh, Yes :lol: Andy that would be great, please do let me know if Julie is going to be doing more. I'd definitely be interested. A space has recently appeared in my wardrobe and it needs filling!!! 8) Peter, I probably don't need it but ev...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 14114

Hi AndyR
Is Jules still making up kit, coats waistcoats etc., for the period?
Specifically Dumbartons Regt.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon May 25, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Aviemore Jacobite Event:YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

Aviemore Jacobite Event:YouTube

Hi All
Here's a couple of links to film and photos from the Aviemore Skirmish
Great event , great company and no politics.......had a great time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah9ezJft_Dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FyTGm0Rz3M
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon May 25, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Jacobite Event Aviemore:YouTube
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Jacobite Event Aviemore:YouTube

Here's a couple of links to film and photos from the Aviemore Skirmish
Great event , great company and no politics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah9ezJft_Dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FyTGm0Rz3M
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Thu May 14, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 14114

Me too, me too I have plenty of covenant civilian and highland kit for late 17thC but not much for the Cameronian/Redcoat side of things. The last time we wore that kit was the Real Tartan Army filming for Loudouns at Douglas in 2002. http://www.scotwars.com/gallery/Film%20Work/Filming%20-%20Real%20...
by Neil Johnston
Wed May 06, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Prices of everyday objects
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

Hi Ian
I've sent you an email with some info
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 14
Views: 6206

Yes Andy
You're right, not one of Shonna's favourite places, one of the many reasons is she feels the weather there can be a tad inclement 364 days of the year!!
:lol:
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 14
Views: 6206

Hi Ian
PMed you. Looks like I'll be there for Aviemore. :)
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 14
Views: 6206

Brilliant stuff
Glad that yourself and Willie made it........I did wonder!!
Sounds like Jude had plenty to do as well on support.
It makes you realise what these guys actually went through.
Well done again
See you soon
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 14
Views: 6206

Hi Ian
Sorry I can't make it up for the night march as I'm sure it will be a good event.
I'll certainly drop in a few quid on the charity's site though.

Best of luck to you all (Ian and Jude included)......hope the weathers kind to you!! :)
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Sash my Royalist wore....
Replies: 6
Views: 3253

Weren't the blue sashes known as Montrose's fancies or something like that..... whimsies it was actually ....although that was when he was in his Covenanter period...pre Royalist!! I believe blue was the usual colour of scarves for the Armie of the Covenant. Derived possibly from the background colo...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Prestonpans 20th Sept 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3425

Who's doing the Royal Ecosse? Hi Alan I see that's already been fully answered by Steve The guys in the distance with the blue turned up red coats who look like the Royal Ecossais are in fact the Derby Blues Militia......you might have known that though. I am also thinking of trying to get a jacket...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 20th September 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 7789

No Tod I don't think Phil did all of that but I knew you had. Was this music giving you grief when I was building sandcastles down on the beach with the little red men or at the ceilidh at night that my wife wouldn't let me go to....that rumour is already doing the rounds!!! :wink: Speak to you soon...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 20th September 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 7789

Hi Phil I missed you...... I thought I might have glimpsed you as we marched off but I ended up on the beach with some redcoats so didn't get the chance to come along for a chat. Did everything go okay with Lothian and Borders then if you're a gun for hire next year?? Unfortunately missed the ceilid...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 20th September 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 7789

Jude I think the LH is all at Bankton House grounds. Most of the Czech re-enactors stay on it over the whole weekend and come down and back for the ceilidh etc. It was there the last time anyway, but it is quite a dispersed event so there may be something in the park as well. The camp visitors seeme...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: early Tricorn Hat. Scottish maker. Anyone know makers?
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

RW Forsyth was a department store in Princes Street in Edinburgh.That made Jenners Harrods etc look like Woolies. Specialised in private school uniforms, blazers, old school ties, gentlemans clothing, tweeds cashmere etc. Was still on the go when I was a lad but closed down in the early 1980s It was...
by Neil Johnston
Mon May 19, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Big Bang for the Highlands
Replies: 13
Views: 4984

Hi Ian I seem to remember something about a Jacobite attempt to assault Inverary in the 1715 Rising that was stopped just outside the town. I think the Glenorchy and Breadalbane Campbells were involved on the Jacobite side. I'll check and see if I can fine the source. I think Szechi "1715" was the b...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sell me a group
Replies: 15
Views: 4017

Rich I can only echo Steve's comment. If you fancy doing Jacobite re-enactment and are based in England then I would say Rose and Thistle in Lace Wars, who portray John Roy Stewart's Edinburgh Regiment, is your best choice. Accurate depictions of 18thC Highlanders, Lowlanders, Picquets etc. Lots of ...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: ITEMS FOR SALE
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

No I haven't sold the red plaid yet.
I've pm'ed you about it.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: ITEMS FOR SALE
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

Hi Guys
Top two plaids, (brown/black and green and tan and maroon) sleeved waistcoat and toys all gone.

Only the red plaid left if anyone is interested in it........I should add it is a star of stage and screen having been worn at the Culloden visitor centre filming last year.:lol:
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: ITEMS FOR SALE
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

Hi Leslie
That's fine the waistcoat is yours.
I'm not sure about the AGM or training events. I'm sure we may get to one or both of those, I'll speak to Shonna tonight and get back to you on that.
No need for the cheque until I see you. I'll speak to you by email tomorrow.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: ITEMS FOR SALE
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

Added a couple of picture to let people see the back more closely so they know what they are buying http://www.imageposter.com/storage/t64/26212DSCN2034.jpg http://www.imageposter.com/storage/t64/66284DSCN2032.jpg Are you still happy with that Leslie?? I can arrange to send it to you or to drop it o...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: ITEMS FOR SALE
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

ITEMS FOR SALE

Hi All I have listed a few items for sale that may be of interest to some of you. I have more pictures of all of the items but have just put a single one on this post 5 yard x 54" plaids x3 One heavyweight (brown/green) and two normal weight @ £40 ono http://www.imageposter.com/storage/t64/4067DSCN2...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Bonnie Prince Charlie
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

The Gaelic for Charles is actually Tearlach pronounced Charlach and Prionnsa is the Gaelic for Prince........ both probably derived from original English language usage words translated into Gaelic. The word telebhisean for television is a modern example of this. It would seem likely to me that "Bon...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12803

Oooh Vouchers
That sounds posh. I take it they are for getting in free to the new Centre etc.? I'm in the NTS as a member so maybe they don't send them out to riff-raff such as us?? :lol:

Anyway Happy New Year and many of them to all, here's to a good 2008.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12803

Hi All Yes Ian once I have myself organised for coming up to Inverness in Jan/Feb I'll give you a shout and let you know, it'd be good to catch up. I'm not as posh as Mr Booth and didn't get a special invite you see :wink: so I'll need to just tramp up myself. Tod, I take it then that the official o...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12803

Hi Guys Sounds great Ian. Can't wait to go and have a look around. If the weather holds up might go for a wee sneak peek in January sometime. Have they laid the stones yet? as I have one going down that the family got for my 40th birthday last year. I have heard the "official opening" is in April an...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11826

Tod
I thought that was you shading your eyes from someone walking past in a new exceedingly bright, red and black tartan coat... not the sun!!!! :lol:

Great pics Arran. I'm even more annoyed now that I missed the event..... will be doing my damnedest to be there next year
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4913

Hi Mark The St Patrick's cross c 1803 was a later "invention" to allow for Ireland's representation on the Union Flag. I would imagine it was based, ironically considering the politics of said flag, on the Irish Elizabethan War of 1590s and the Catholic Confederation flags of the 1640s which often h...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century oil bottles?
Replies: 9
Views: 3441

Hi Tod
In the States Jas Townsend and Smiling Fox Forge are two web-sites that I've seen them on. Not sure on provenance (may be 1770s) but they look the part.

https://www.dkiempire.com/Secure/smilin ... asp?id=345

http://jas-townsend.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=688
Cheers
Neil