IA 93 Braemar; Invercauld Bridge across the River Dee, looking towards the old Brig o' Dee, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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IA 93 Braemar; Invercauld Bridge across the River Dee, looking towards the old Brig o' Dee, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
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The old Inverauld General Wade s Bridge of Dee Royal Deeside Scotland In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries there burst out of the Highlands a series of Jacobite rebellions in support of the Stuarts They were effectively suppressed but it became clear to the Hanoverian governments of the United Kingdom that these rebellions coming from remoter and inaccessible areas of Scotland where it was difficult to move troops were a continuing menace Action to control the situation was therefore needed After the final rebellion in 1745 6 these actions included Acts of Parliament to enforce the disarmament of the clansmen and the suppression of culture such as forbidding the playing of bagpipes or the wearing of tartan They also included the building of garrisoned fortresses General Wade arrived in Scotland in 1724 to survey the effectiveness of measures taken so far propose new ones and report to the government There remained at least 12 000 well armed Highlanders most of whom were ready and willing to rise in rebellion against the Hanoverian monarchs Among his most important observations was that the lack of roads and bridges in the Highlands made it particularly difficult to control the situation
Location: Braemar Scotland uk