22nd May, 2017

Drumlanrig Castle is set to host an exciting event in partnership with The HALO trust and Waterloo Uncovered on May 25, sharing a remarkable insight into military history over the last 200 years – while raising money for charity at the same time.

The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry – who owns Drumlanrig Castle – has invited the chief executive of The HALO Trust and historical author Major General James Cowan to present the lecture ‘Waterloo Revisited’.

Visitors will hear a fascinating commentary of war from over the last two centuries, specifically the Battle of Waterloo – with insights from the lives of soldiers, equipment, the personalities and the politics through to the aftermath.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to two charities – The HALO Trust, the world’s largest NGO clearing the debris of war; and Waterloo Uncovered.

Anna Fergusson, Visitor Services Manager for Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “Drumlanrig Castle has played quite a part on Scottish history in its current guise and formerly as the land of the Douglases which shaped much of UK history throughout the centuries.

“This insightful event is sure to be of great interest to many and has the added benefit of generating valuable funds for charity.”

As an oxford historian and author of many books relating to the Battle of Waterloo, Major General James Cowan will draw on his study of the battle and his career as a senior British officer serving in some of the most pressured of modern times.

Major Cowan James Cowan read History at Oxford and after Sandhurst was commissioned into The Black Watch. He served in Berlin, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Africa as a young officer.

During his military career he took part in the planning in the 1999 Kosovo operation and commanded The Black Watch in Iraq during the battle of Fallujah in 2004. He led Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan 2009-10 and was Head of Counter Terrorism in the MOD 2010-12 and planned the Olympic security operation.

Tickets for this event cost £25 each. The talk will run from 7– 8.30pm and will include a Q&A with the General. There will be complimentary drinks from 6.30pm.

To book, email: [email protected]