Killiecrankie battlefield in danger!
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KilliecrAnkie1689 is a new group that opposes how the planned dual carriageway is to be built on the Killiecrankie battlefield.
KilliecrAnkie1689 is in favour of upgrading the A9 in the interests of safety. But it wants the best route possible for the local community and one that fully respects the sensitive area of the battle site.
The Battle of Killiecrankie took place on 27 July, 1689 and was the first engagement of the period of Jacobite rebellion. About 2,000 men were killed in less than 1 hour in one of the goriest episodes of Scottish history, causing carnage on such a scale that the name Killiecrankie was seared into popular imagination.
The official battlefield boundary that encompasses the entire area where battle lines were formed is quite large. The blood field where most of the fighting was concentrated is relatively small. Transport Scotland proposes widening the road over that very area.
The proposal appears insensitive and ill judged. KilliecrAnkie1689 needs your help.
Information about the battle and the devastating impact that the proposed route would have on the battlefield are on this website. (Website updated 13 Feb 2018 with new pages of information following the objection period.)
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