Ruthven Barracks (Ruthven) Reviews
Description:Address: Ruthven / Highland / Scotland / The barracks were built in 1721 designed to house troops to fend off the ... more
Newest Review: ... laid siege to the barracks, this time accompanied by artillery; the defenders surrendered. The final military note in history for the barracks occurred the day after the Battle of Culloden. An army of 3,000 Jacobites assembled with the intention of continuing the fight. A message from Bonnie Prince Charlie, however, urged the soldiers to look after themselves as best they could. The soldiers ... more
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by - written on 12/07/09 (Very useful, 79 readings)
That mysterious title will be explained, read on. The impressive Ruthven Barracks occupies a lofty position on a small hill in the middle of the Spey valley floodplain near the village of Kingussie. Tactically, the barrack's position is enviable; visibility is superb all round and the elevation gives an advantage to the defenders. Because of the hill's superb location, near the only ford over the River Spey for miles, it has been utilised for military purposes since the 13th Century. A castle was first built in 1229 which for a time in the 14th Century, was the home of Alexander Stewart, the brutal "Wolf of Badenoch". The ... Read the complete review
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