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Postby Jim Smith » Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:24 pm

Can anyone enlighten me as to when this might be open?

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Postby Tod » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:06 pm

We did all the filming for it earlier in the year.
Last week I was told it was behind schedule, but it's best to look up the Culloden web site.



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Postby Jim Smith » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:18 pm

Tod wrote:We did all the filming for it earlier in the year.
Last week I was told it was behind schedule, but it's best to look up the Culloden web site.


Nothing definite either way on the Culloden website. I only asked 'cos I'm off to investigate the Highlands for a few days (first time north of Edinburgh) and will be staying in Inverness.

Saw the trailer for the new battle video - they're not pulling and punches, are they? Hopefully the rest of the interpretaion will be as good.


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Postby Tod » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:09 pm

I've just recieved the full four minte CD. Very in your face.

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Postby Ian Deveney » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:22 am

The Trust are not giving a specific date at the moment, i don't know whats going on i will be taking a tour around on the 31st if i find out any more i will let you know.

Tod Got my copy on the 4 mins DVD excellent don't think it will be too long before it ends up on You tube.
Catch you later.


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Postby Tod » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:50 am

Hi Ian, I note that we got cut out of most of it. That's Craig getting a kicking :lol:



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Postby Neil Johnston » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:10 am

Are you sure you've been cut Tod??
I seem to remember you in 6 different outfits........maybe you've just forgotten which ones are you!!! :wink:

Ian,
Any info appreciated, as you know they were whispering about St Andrews Day at one point but it has gone very quiet since.

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Postby Tod » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:16 am

It was only three :roll: and they cut the death scene.
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Postby Neil Johnston » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:08 am

Brilliant..."It was only three".......for how many days filming again??.....says it all :lol:

How can they have got wee Mikey N so many times??
They must have thought he was the Action Man "Jacobite Highlander" figure either that or they wanted to portray the desperate lengths the Jacobite Army had gone to of having small children in the ranks :P

By the way, eh, not that I'm that interested really you know......... but am I in it, am I ??
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Postby m300572 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:40 am

but am I in it, am I ??


No, we told Fiona to cut that ugly b....... Johnston out in the edit so the film didn't get an '18' certificate :lol:


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Postby Ian Deveney » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:58 am

I will keep you all up to speed on the developments, they have been moving the goal post for sometime now, It has to be open before the new year or they will have problems with the funding, they will have an official opening early 2008. i have been in talks with the manager there and given her some ideas, again when the nts get back to me i will let you all know and hopefully get you involved. :D

Just heard that the new center hope to open the doors for the first time between the 7th and 14th of December.


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Postby Tod » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:04 pm

Neil Johnston wrote:
By the way, eh, not that I'm that interested really you know......... but am I in it, am I ??
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I'll check, I'll run off some copies and get them sent out.



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Postby Henrik Bjoern Boegh » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:38 pm

Tod,
I'd love to get hold on a copy. Could you make one for me. i can pay for the shipping myself.

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Postby Jonnie Boy » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:46 pm

Tod wrote:
Neil Johnston wrote:
By the way, eh, not that I'm that interested really you know......... but am I in it, am I ??
Cheers
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I'll check, I'll run off some copies and get them sent out.

Ooh ooh, me too.

There may be a better way - hosting it somewhere (copyright issue?). Just curious to see if they managed to paint in the bayonets, hide some of the more obvious kit er, differences (?), and to see if I'm in it (of course).

I certainly want to see the product of all those hours spent on that "blasted heath". Of course the Jacobites had the rougher time given the weather for the first shoot - too much authenticity maybe?


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Postby Tod » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:03 pm

Jonnie Boy you are all over it. You and Corp paul should get an agent.
Actually for 75% I would be, it's a tough world out there and those soft hands need protecting.

I'm not posting in the public domain but will get copies for the LW lads (including the Frasers guests of coarse!).



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Postby Jonnie Boy » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:11 pm

Tod wrote:I'm not posting in the public domain but will get copies for the LW lads (including the Frasers guests of coarse!).

As Henrik said, I'll also pay postage if that helps...


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Postby Scottish Lady » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:52 pm

Speaking for Fraser's, I'm sure we'd all want a copy, just to prove 'we were there'!


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Postby Tod » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:34 pm

I think I've still got the list of who went, so as soon as I can (which will be after the NLHF which I'm trading at this week end) I'll run some copies, and only charge at cost plus postage.



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Postby Neil Johnston » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:01 am

Tod
Send me an email when you get them done and I'll send you a cheque.
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Postby Jim Smith » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:04 pm

Just got back from Inverness - taken a couple of photos of the (outside) of the new centre. Will post these and others tomorrow. The staff at the old centre confirmed the above comments - apparently it was the rain earlier in the year that started to set the schedule back.

Tod - as a history teacher I wouldn't mind a copy of the DVD. Will pay reasonable rate - it will come out of school budget...


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Postby Jim Smith » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:45 pm

Just to see if I can still upload photos to this site, here's one of the battlefield itself, taken at about 9 am on Wednesday.
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Postby Jim Smith » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:48 pm

Good, that worked.... The picture was taken just behind the position of Barrell's Regiment.


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Postby Jim Smith » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:52 pm

Here's one more (for now), taken from the other side of the field early in the morning of the previous day.
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Postby Jim Smith » Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:07 pm

You can see the new centre on the extreme right. It's apparently been designed to blend into the landscape and to be as unobtrusive as possible.
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Postby auldMotherBegg » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:09 pm

Isn't that the Leanach Cottage on the extreme right?

Would it be at all possible for you to get a closer up one of the new Visitor Centre, please? I am dead curious. I spent alot of time doing Jacobites with the White Cockade (that's a few years ago now...) and have many fond memories of the place.

Thanks! :wink:



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Postby auldMotherBegg » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:11 pm

Oooops, just realised you are far away from Culloden! Never mind about the close-up of the new centre... :oops:



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Postby Mark P. » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:33 pm

If anyone is local to the visitor centre they might be interested to know there will a be a talk about the battle held there by Christopher Duffy as well as other stuff as part of St Andrews Day celebrations on Fri 30th November

http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/21/Events/Soon/#

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Postby Rob Elliott » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:44 pm

Tod. Any chance of getting me a copy of the filming please. Ta



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