King George II was responsible for the cruel dismantlement of Scottish clans and traditions following the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The next two generations suffered from what is known as "The Clearances." Clans were outlawed; wearing tartans forbidden; Scots not allowed to have weapons; no bagpipes (a weapon of war) and speaking Gaelic discouraged. The Earls of Sinclair (Caithness county) and Earls of Southerland (Southerland county), loyal to the Government, were awarded large segments of land in the Highlands. The Keith's and McKay's were allowed more land than the Gunn's. The old decision to fight for survival was being replaced with flight for survival by so many Highlanders.
April 16th, 2015 will be the 269th Anniversary of the Battle of Culloden.
PEACE OR WAR
CLAN GUNN: AUT PAX ~ AUT BELLUM
01 JAN 03
13 FEB 15
This website is dedicated to the Highlanders who stood up for family and tradition at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
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Robert Ronald McIan's series of costume paintings in Clans of The Scottish Highlands, includes Clan Gunn. The book was published in 1845 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden.