About Us

The Dunbar 1650 Project is a volunteer-run initiative co-ordinated by the Scottish Battlefields Trust, a charity working to protect and interpret Scotland’s battlefields. The project is headed by Dunbar resident Dr Arran Johnston, author of “Essential Agony: the Battle of Dunbar“.

The Project began in 2017 with support of a grant from Historic Environment Scotland. It continues with the aims increasing awareness of the battlefield, providing on-site interpretation, holding public engagement and commemorative events, and seeking ever greater understand of the people, places and events connecting to the battlefield.

We are keen to encourage new volunteers to get involved.

To get in touch, visit us on Facebook or email: [email protected]

Activities and Events
  • Annual commemoration service at the Monument
  • Costumed walking tours
  • Talks and presentations
  • Object handling displays
  • Living history displays
  • Historical and archaeological research
Partners, sponsors and supporters

Scottish Battlefields Trust

Historic Environment Scotland

Durham University

Dunbar Town House Museum (East Lothian Council)

Cromwell Association

Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society