John Roy Stuart: The Bard of Culloden with Michael Nevin and Michael Fry

When & Where

Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT

Event Details

John Roy Stuart was the Colonel of the Jacobite Edinburgh Regiment, raised in October 1745 and disbanded after it suffered heavy losses at Culloden in April 1746. He was also a Gaelic Bard. The talk will consider his legacy and how his poems helped him to get through the Five Stages of Grief as a fugitive in the Highlands in the Summer of 1746. An initial half-hour presentation by Michael Nevin, Chair of The 1745 Association SCIO, will be followed by Q&A and a discussion led by the historian and journalist Michael Fry, author of 'A Higher World: Scotland 1707-1815' and a regular column on Scottish history every Monday in The National.


Michael Nevin



Event Location

Scottish Poetry Library
5 Crichton’s Close


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