A historic re-enactment of soldiers stationed in Dunkeld during major conflicts stretching back over the past 120 years took place earlier this month.
The event was held in Stanley Hill Park, Dunkeld and at the Dunkeld Community Archive at 12 The Cross on Saturday, September 18.
The re-enactment groups dressed in Boer War, WWI and WWII Scottish Horse uniforms with all of the kit they would have used at that time. The Scottish Horse Regiment had their headquarters in Dunkeld from 1903, with the Duke of Atholl their commander during the Boer War from October 1900 to May 1902.
Brigadier Sir Melville Jameson KCVO CBE (ex Lord Lieutenant for Perth and Kinross ) opened the event, with the Lord Provost of Perth attending.
There were also modern soldiers from the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, along with a ‘Jackal’ armoured vehicle.
Members of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry Pipe Band also performed alongside horses from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
A medical tent was set up to showcase old and new medicinal kits with the Dunkeld Archive open to allow visitors to see the Scottish Horse Regimental Archive.
A spokesperson for the event said: “The day was extremely successful, attracting many visitors to Dunkeld and in the archive to see the exhibition of the Scottish Horse.
“The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry had supplied Pipes and Drums and a Trumpet Major.
“Their recruitment team were there with a Jackal.
“The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards attended with two beautiful horses.
“The re-enactment groups were extremely interesting and engaging with the public.
“We hope to have many more events like this in the future.
“Thanks to the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, who fund one full-time post here, we can organise such events.
“Our Scottish Horse collection has been digitised by them and will be launched online at the end of this year.”
The Dunkeld Community Archives’ next event is on Saturday, November 6 at Birnam Arts in the form of a morning and afternoon play based around the archive and ‘Echoes from Gallipoli’, a diary written by a Scottish Horse soldier who’s first action of WWI was on Gallipoli.