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Last Updated: Monday, 19 March 2007, 15:21 GMT
In pictures: Culloden recreated

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

The cameras rolled at Lauder Moor at the weekend to capture footage for a new visitor centre at Culloden Battlefield. Hundreds turned out to re-enact the battle.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

The Jacobite forces prepared to go into battle against the British Army. A mix of battle re-enactment group members and volunteers took part in the event.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

The battle scenes on the Borders moor aimed to recreate as authentically as possible the action at Culloden.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

When the film is screened it hopes to give the modern viewer an idea of the brutality of the battle.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

The setting at Lauder Moor was used because the site at Culloden itself is considered to be a war grave.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Under the leadership of the Duke of Cumberland the British forces entered the fray.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

A slightly nervous looking member of the British army prepared to face the Jacobites.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

The British forces recorded a resounding victory at Culloden effectively ending Jacobite hopes of reclaiming the throne.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Members of both sides of the battle mingled safely during breaks between filming at the weekend.

Culloden filming - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Visitors to the new Culloden centre will go face to face with the men who took part in the battle.






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