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Dr Arran Johnston grew up in Derby, where he became fascinated with the story of the last Jacobite rising and its leader. Arran moved to Scotland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2007, completing his doctorate at the University of the West of Scotland in 2018. Arran has been heavily involved in the public history of The ’45 throughout his career, and is the consultant curator of the Battle of Prestonpans Jacobite Museum. As the founding director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust, Arran is an active advocate for increased interpretation and protection of the nation’s battlefield heritage. He lives in East Lothian with his wife and children.