In July 2005 the Invergordon Youth Players – now named Purple Dragon - decided to do a project on the Jacobites.
A small group went to Culloden Moor Battle Field to get a feel for Jacobean life. They put together a proposal of doing a
video project, on the Jacobites and applied for the funding from Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding was received and the project
started in March.
“So far we have discussed what is going to happen
in the project and we have started with scripting, making our costumes and now we are preparing for a living history camp,
to give us a look at what life would be like for the young Jacobites. It’s really cool!!” Rebecca Sydenham. (Purple
In late March 2006 Ian Deveney from Battlescar Entertainments
came along to give the group information about how the battle of Culloden started. He also brought some authentic weapons
and costumes to show them. Ian will also be working with the group throughout the whole project, to share his experience and
knowledge of Jacobean life and battles.
The costumes have also been quite an epic itself. One
of the members stated this quote about using the sewing machines “They were very challenging, I’d never used them
asked Phoenix VP, local video production company to help with the project. The filming will be taking place at the end of
the summer holidays. The group are doing everything in this project, scripting, filming, lighting, make up, costumes, editing,
sound, music and acting. “Through this project I hope to develop my acting skills and gain a deeper understanding of
Scottish Culture.” Robert King.