16 APRIL, 1746
yes a rainy day a bit like today
april was it yes april or was it may
anyhow i did yes
i did once give a hitchhiker a lift all the way up to inverness
poor guy i can still see him raindrops dripping off the end of his nose
a kilt no hat no raincoat the wrong sort of clothes
hair plastered flat the poor sod was sodden
i managed to get out of him hed been up to Culloden
a sad sad place i told him the name itself means ‘field of the dead‘
how did you find it and through clenched teeth he said
– and oh the misery in his voice i can hear it yet –
cccold, ccccold, he said, cccold and wet wet wet.
CULLODEN MOOR where 2000 Highlanders were killed or wounded in 1746 on this the last battle to be fought on British soil.