In the beginning
Rose and Thistle (RaT) was set up by three experienced re-enactors who were formerly members of the Atholl Brigade within Lace Wars. Their aim was to recreate the most accurate Jacobite regiment in re-enactment. Soon other members joined and the group soon grew into a society that welcomed new and old re-enactors and is proud to be family friendly.
Our Chairman regularly lectures on the '45 and was Master of Ceremonies at the opening of the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Other members have carried out detailed research so we can help new members and are also available to offer historical advice to films, TV and museums.
RaT is an independent organisation that has been involved in the recent 1715 commemorations and has an alter ego as 18th century Highwaymen. We have worked with many event organisers all over the UK as well as TV companies.