Look in the wall case, to the left of the door to the lift area. There you’ll find a rare Jacobite flag, which was flown at the Battle of Culloden. The flag is displayed for 6 months each year. To preserve the original, it is covered with a replica during the summer months The Jacobite period covers a series of uprisings, rebellions, and wars in Great Britain and Ireland between 1688 and 1746. People who believed the Stuarts were the rightful kings of Britain were known as Jacobites. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, led the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. It was an attempt to reclaim the throne of Britain for his exiled Royal House of Stuart, by overthrowing the reigning monarch, King George II. The Jacobites’ dream of a Stuart restoration ended with their defeat at Culloden in April 1746. The flag you see here was made for and carried by the 2nd Battalion of Lord Ogilvy's Forfarshire regiment. This was a non-clan regiment consisting of Angus and Dundee men, raised by Sir James Kinloch of Kinloch. The flag was carried at the battles of Falkirk and Culloden. The Latin motto on the flag, ‘Nemo Me Impune Lacesset’ says ‘Nobody provokes me and gets off with it’. The thistles are symbols of the chivalric Order of the Thistle. The Cross of St. Andrew, known as the Saltire, symbolised patriotism and the Jacobite aim of abolishing the 1707 Union between Scotland and England. This flag is one of only two that have survived. The power of the Jacobite flag was so significant that other flags captured at Culloden were taken to Edinburgh and burned by the city's hangman.

To hear about objects associated with the Jacobite uprising, which are in the opposite side of the display case in front of the flag, press the A button on your player, now. Or, if you’re ready to move on, find the large clock face on the end wall of the gallery.


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The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum is situated in the centre of Dundee. The Museum and Art Gallery originally known as the Albert Institute was opened in 1867 as a memorial to Prince Albert. In 2005 The McManus closed for a major refurbishment, reopening again on the 28th February 2010. We celebrated our 150th Anniversay in 2017 with a year of celebration. In 2020 we were awarded Visitor Attraction of the Year by Visit Scotland. The McManus has 8 galleries, which are laid out on 2 floors. Visitors can embark on a journey through 400 million years, and witness how a small settlement developed into the City of Dundee as it is today. From exhibits relating to the life of early man in the area, stunning paintings and decorative art through to artefacts from industries past and present, the City's collections, many of which are recognised as being of national significance, give an insight into Dundee and its people.


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