Curtains Return to Culloden House
Curtains that once hung in Culloden House have been purchased by Matthew Donnachie, who belongs to the historic society ‘A Circle of Gentlemen’.
They may even have hung in the bedroom used by Bonnie Prince Charlie on the night before the Battle of Culloden. A piece of the tartan has been framed and is being presented to the House during ‘The Culloden Lament’, an event which the society holds each year.
Matthew was alerted to the auction by Michael Corby, another member of the Circle which is named after a secret society which remained loyal to the Prince after the defeat at Culloden.
Culloden House, a fine Georgian mansion, was partly rebuilt between 1772 and 1788 after a fire in 1753. It was requisitioned by the prince during his campaign of 1745. In 1975 it was sold and redeveloped as a hotel.