This person is dressed as a Grenadier and is part of the Pulteney's Regiment (13th Foot) re-enactment group. The group recreates the look of soldiers in King George II's army in the period 1739 to 1765 but specialises in the Jacobite Rebellion. The battle of Prestonpans took place on the 21st September 1745 and was between the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Royal Troops of George II. It was won by the Jacobites. The Grenadiers were the assault troops of the period and carried early types of grenades. This Grenadier is in the process of loading his musket - he has authentically torn off the top of the paper cartridge holding the powder using his teeth.
Location: Cuthill Park, Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland, UK.