A HISTORIC weekend continues today – with the second day of a major battle commemoration.

Costumed enthusiasts will take to the field in East Lothian for the culmination of the Prestonpans Re-enactment Week.

Around 100 “soldiers” will follow in the Jacobite and Hanoverian footsteps of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, which saw Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops secure an important victory in the third and final Rising.

The ticketed outdoor event, which is backed by VisitScotland, began yesterday and examines the battle’s cultural and historical signficance.

It includes infantry and cavalry displays and plays out over six hours at Greenhills from 11am.

Visitors can also take in recreations of the armies’ camps and attend reimagined war councils.

The event is the work of the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust, whose Dr Arran Johnston plays the Stuart figurehead.