Tour Scotland Video Bernera Barracks Glenelg Highlands
Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of Bernera Barracks on a small group walking tour of Glenelg in the West Scottish Highlands of Scotland. The barracks were constructed between 1717 and 1723 as part of a campaign by the British government to subdue the local population which had risen up in arms in the Jacobite Rising of 1715, and which would do so again in 1745. The barracks were designed by Andrews Jelfe and John Lambertus Romer of the Board of Ordnance, or possibly their predecessor James Smith, and built by Sir Patrick Strachan. Some of the stone used in the construction was taken from a nearby broch. The Government troops who were garrisoned here during the Jacobite uprisings were also intended to control the crossing to Skye.
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