The Battle of Prestonpans took place at 4am on 21st September 1745. It was a moment of victory, hope and ambition in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign, when his army defeated the Royalist Hanoverians. Since then, it has become celebrated as a definitive moment in the flowering of Scottish culture post-1745. Barker Langham has worked with the Battle of Prestonpans Trust over a number of years, helping it gain funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and promote its vision through publications and a touring exhibition.
With strategic input from Barker Langham, the Trust was successful in its application to fund the archaeological delineation of the battle site, the first study of its nature in Scotland. We also sponsored the tour of the Prestonpans Tapestry – a 103 panel tapestry created as a result of a national community arts project that travelled the length and breadth of Scotland throughout 2010.
We continue to work with the Trust on the development and visioning of a living history centre to further promote the town’s many important heritage stories.
“There can be no doubt that the contribution they [Barker Langham] have made has been very significant in the successes we have achieved over the past 5 years.” Dr Gordon Prestoungrange, Chairman,The Battle of Prestonpans  Heritage Trust