History Explorer: The Jacobite uprisings

Professor Christopher Whatley and Charlotte Hodgman explore Ruthven Barracks  in Badenoch, Scotland – a Highland fort built to suppress Jacobite rebellions in the 18th century

Ruthven Barracks

This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Perched high on a hill in the Spey valley, surrounded by mountains, Ruthven was once one of four infantry barracks built across the Highlands in an attempt by George I to put down further Scottish rebellions in the wake of the great Jacobite uprising of 1715.

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