On the 9th-11th December I will be attending the Colbert de Castlehill symposium, which is taking place in France and online. The symposium looks at the life of a man from Culloden who became involved in the French Revolution, and I am very pleased to be presenting my research alongside scholars from France, the UK and even Japan.
I recently wrote about the fascinating life of Colbert, or Cuthbert, for the Press & Journal – read that blog entry here. Now you can see a little more in this short video I’ve made, in French:
The video was filmed in autumn 2020 at Culloden Battlefield, and you can see shots of the Culloden memorial cairn erected by Duncan Forbes, and Leanach Cottage. Castlehill House is on the road between Inverness and Culloden; it is a private residence. The slavery plaque in Gaelic and English which is featured in the video is located at a building in Inverness now used as offices of the University of the Highlands and Islands.