Silent Sunday: Culloden

a winding path between moorland and through a gap in the drystone wall at Culloden
a boggy path through Culloden Battlefield with melting ice
tall grasses waving in the breeze at Culloden Moor

On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite Rising came to a head at Culloden and the repercussions, especially on the Gaelic culture of the Highlands, were felt for many generations.

We visited Culloden at the beginning of February and even though the battle fought here happened a long time ago, you can still feel something in the air.

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing more photographs and a few poems I wrote while we were here.

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

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Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

19 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Culloden”

  1. Places like that do seem to have a special ‘feeling’ about them. I thought the same when we visited Flodden. Have a peaceful rest of the day πŸ’•πŸ•πŸ’•πŸ€—xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’š I can imagine Flodden having a very similar feel. A peaceful rest of the day to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza, it is a profoundly moving place to visit and part of it stays with you πŸ’š


  2. There certainly seems to be a sense of deep silence in these images. I just read a bit about the battle, and I’ll look forward to the photos and poetry you mentioned. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike, there is a deep silence here and it is very moving to sit with these energies for a while πŸ™

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  3. We recently enjoyed watching Sir Tony Robinson’s wonderful series, Walking Through History, Xenia! One of his walks touched on this very subject so your words and atmospheric captures bring back the story he told…I’m looking forward to reading more…

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim, so lovely to hear you enjoyed walking through history too πŸ’œ

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