SPOW in the News

Published: 7 Dec 2015
Updated/Edited: 4 September 2016

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A really big and exciting weekend is taking place at Dunbar, Scotland on the weekend of September 17 + 18, 2016. There will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Dunbar, a special talk about the prisoners by Andrew Millard and another special presentation by Diane Rappaport about the Scots prisoners who were exiled to the New World. If you are in Scotland or Northern England, don’t miss these events!
~ ENJOY!

Saturday, September 17, 2016:
#1
THE SCOTTISH BATTLEFIELDS TRUST IS PROUD TO HOST A MAJOR RE-ENACTMENT SPECTACULAR, RE-CREATING THE DRAMATIC EVENTS OF THE BATTLE OF DUNBAR 1650.
This is a not-to-be missed event, so get the dates in the diary.
MORE DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE DEDICATED WEBSITE:www.eastlothianbattles.com
Battle displays and living history will be provided by the English Civil War Society: http://www.ecws.org.uk/

#2
The Scottish Soldiers Project:
Prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar in Durham”
by
Dr. Andrew Millard
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, & Associate Director of the Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Durham University

In November 2013 two mass graves of Scottish prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar were discovered at Palace Green, Durham.

This talk will discuss the scientific and historical work to identify them, and what we have learnt about the lives of these men and their fellow prisoners.

This talk is part of our DUNBAR 1650 weekend
www.eastlothianbattles.com

Sunday, September 18, 2016:
#3
Hello friends,
Thanks to the efforts of our John Cleary in Edinburgh and the generosity of Arran Johnston of the Scottish Battlefields Trust, a new event has been added to the schedule of the reenactment of the Battle of Dunbar weekend on September 17th and 18th in Dunbar, Scotland.

Diane Rapaport, historian, author, lawyer, and professional genealogist, will be offering her presentation of “Scots for Sale” at the Dunbar Town Museum, Sunday morning at 10:00 am. As many of you know, Diane has written extensively on the subject and has done research for this group. Her articles and research results are included in our files collection.

I am pleased to share with you all that I will accompany my partner Diane to Scotland. For those of you who are also planning to attend the reenactment, please contact me off list and we’ll find times to get together.

Best regards,
Dan Hamilton
dhamilton62@gmail.com
May 23, 2016:
The SPOWS are on CBSNEWS Online! Mysterious mass graves hold prisoners of 17th century battle By Lindsay Dodgson LIVESCIENCE.COM May 23, 2016, 5:52 PM

December 1, 2015:
Public event in Dunbar

A public engagement event to discuss the Scottish Soldiers project took place in Dunbar, Scotland, on St Andrew’s Day (Monday 30 November).

The event at the Dunmuir Hotel was attended by a wide range of people, who included representatives from East Lothian Council, Dunbar Community Council, the local history society and The Sealed Knot, amongst others…

November 6, 2015:
Public event to discuss next steps for Scottish Soldiers archaeology project

Durham University is inviting members of the public to hear more about its Scottish Soldiers archaeology project and to give views on what should happen to the remains…

September 16, 2015:
Worldwide interest in the Scottish Soldiers project

The announcement that the skeletons found in a mass grave at Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site were Scottish soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar gained international, national and regional coverage in the mass media and social media and on websites and blogs worldwide…

September 2, 2015:
Durham University – Department of Archaeology, Scottish Soldiers Project: Skeletons are remains of 17th Century Scottish soldiers captured at Battle of Dunbar

BBC NEWS with VIDEO – Durham Palace Green remains were Scottish prisoners

Daily Mail  – Tragedy of the Civil War’s child soldiers: Durham mass grave holds remains of 17th century Scottish prisoners of war who were as young as 13 years old

The Northern Echo Video and Article – 2 Sep 2015