Field Gun

Approx. Period: 1580 AD
Length: 1.40m Width: 0.40m

Largely due to the difficulties of transport over rough terrain, cannon were not extensively used in Scotland. They did contribute to the government victory at Culloden. Cannon built at the Carron works in Falkirk were later to gain a worldwide reputation and were used in many naval battles.

This bronze field gun is typical of a type cast in Edinburgh in the 1500's to 1600's. The gun would have been built to order for a highland laird and installed to protect a castle or stronghold. The bronze barrel is fitted with iron trunnions and is mounted on a rough wooden carriage.