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Summer Programme 2014

Please note different dates from the sheet issued

Saturday 7th June at 1pm
Conducted Tour of the Pinkie Battle sites, led by a member of the Pinkie Cleuch Battlefield Group. This is a follow up visit to the talk given at the Dinner by Andrew Coulson. Members should assemble by the Roman Bridge opposite Tesco’s to board the minibus. Payment to be made on the day. The Duke of Somerset came upon the Scots army at Pinkie on 10th Sept 1547. He inflicted a resounding defeat on them and was able to continue as far north as Dundee and captured Broughty Ferry. In 1548 he occupied Haddington. He did not succeed in his main aim to arrange a marriage between Edward V1 and Mary Queen of Scots. By the Treaty of Haddington in 1548 the Scots made a treaty with France and agreed to send Mary there to marry the Dauphin. Continue reading