The historic Fort George fort from the 18th century in Scotland is confronted with a fight against climate change

Fort George loses a battle with the impact of climate change and rising seas on the coast, according to a climate expert.

The exposed coastal location of the 18th-century stronghold makes it vulnerable to violent storms that are likely to accelerate the corrosion of walls, buildings and lands.

After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising in 1745, George II created Fort George as the ultimate defense against further attacks.

It was used as a military base for both world wars and parts of the site, near Iverness, continue to operate as a barrack.

But now the historic site, which is sensitive to accelerated decline due to its location on the coast, is threatened by natural hazards.

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Fort George loses a battle with the impact of climate change and rising seas on the coast, according to a climate expert. The exposed coastal location of the 18th-century stronghold makes it vulnerable to severe storms that are likely to accelerate corrosion

Fort George loses a battle with the impact of climate change and rising seas on the coast, according to a climate expert. The exposed coastal location of the 18th-century stronghold makes it vulnerable to severe storms that are likely to accelerate corrosion

According to the latest projections, by 2100 sea levels in the area could rise to a meter higher.

Sea levels are currently rising by 3-4 mm per year and that figure is increasing, according to the Times.

Historic environment Scotland and the army have already installed rock armor to protect the site.

The findings were revealed in Scotland in the Sky, a series with aerial photos and footage presented by James Crawford.

After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising in 1745, George II created Fort George as the ultimate defense against further attacks. It was used as a military base for both world wars and parts of the site continue to operate as barracks

After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising in 1745, George II created Fort George as the ultimate defense against further attacks. It was used as a military base for both world wars and parts of the site continue to operate as barracks

After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising in 1745, George II created Fort George as the ultimate defense against further attacks. It was used as a military base for both world wars and parts of the site continue to operate as barracks

After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising in 1745 created George II the ultimate defense against further Jacobite attacks. Used as a military base for both world wars, parts of the site continue to function as barracks

After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising in 1745 created George II the ultimate defense against further Jacobite attacks. Used as a military base for both world wars, parts of the site continue to function as barracks

After the Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising in 1745 created George II the ultimate defense against further Jacobite attacks. Used as a military base for both world wars, parts of the site continue to function as barracks

In the first part, to be broadcast tomorrow, Crawford visits Fort George to see the impact that the erosion of the coastline could have on the nearly 300-year garrison.

& # 39; From above you can read the landscapes of Scotland, see things you could never see on the ground & # 39 ;, he said.

& # 39; You can get a glimpse of Scotland's hidden past and better understand how we have lived and how we have changed our environment over thousands of years. It is the closest you can ever get to travel. & # 39;

The historic site, which is susceptible to accelerated decline due to its location on the coast, is threatened with natural hazards

The historic site, which is susceptible to accelerated decline due to its location on the coast, is threatened with natural hazards

The historic site, which is susceptible to accelerated decline due to its location on the coast, is threatened with natural hazards

Historic environment Scotland and the army have already installed rock armor to protect the site. The findings were revealed in Scotland in the Sky, a series with aerial photos and footage presented by James Crawford. Pictured, a castle on the site

Historic environment Scotland and the army have already installed rock armor to protect the site. The findings were revealed in Scotland in the Sky, a series with aerial photos and footage presented by James Crawford. Pictured, a castle on the site

Historic environment Scotland and the army have already installed rock armor to protect the site. The findings were revealed in Scotland in the Sky, a series with aerial photos and footage presented by James Crawford. Pictured, a castle on the site

In the first part, which returns tomorrow, Crawford visits Fort George, near Inverness, to see the impact that the erosion of the coastline could have on the nearly 300-year garrison. It's coming back tomorrow

In the first part, which returns tomorrow, Crawford visits Fort George, near Inverness, to see the impact that the erosion of the coastline could have on the nearly 300-year garrison. It's coming back tomorrow

In the first part, which returns tomorrow, Crawford visits Fort George, near Inverness, to see the impact that the erosion of the coastline could have on the nearly 300-year garrison. It's coming back tomorrow

The three-part series uses the millions of archival photos from Historic Environment Scotland to tell the story of the country from above.

Crawford said he wanted to use the platform to warn about the potentially catastrophic effect we have on our history – before it's too late.

His connection with the air archives extends from a decade to when he started working with the Royal Commission, now part of Historic Environment Scotland.

Fort George was built on a monumental scale, using sophisticated defenses, with heavy cannons covering every corner.

It was one of the ruthless measures introduced by the government to suppress Jacobite ambitions after the nearby Battle of Culloden.

According to a report describing the climate change risk for Scotland's historic sites, more than 300 sites in the care of the historic environment Scotland are concerned with & # 39; climate change risk & # 39 ;.

WHAT WAS THE JACOBITE REBELLION OF 1745-6?

The Jacobite uprising from 1745 was a turning point in British history.

Believing that the British throne was his birthright, Charles Edward Stuart, also known as the & # 39; Bonnie Prince Charlie & # 39 ;, was planning to invade Britain along with his Jacobite followers and the Hanoverian & # 39 ; usurpator & # 39; To remove George II.

The Jacobites were encouraged and assisted by England's enemies, particularly the French, who saw support for the Stuarts as a way to divert Britain from its overseas military campaigns.

There was a series of rebellions and major outbreaks in 1708, 1715 and 1719.

Charles launched the rebellion on August 19, 1745 in Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands and was successful in conquering Edinburgh.

The Jacobite uprising from 1745 was a turning point in British history. Believing that the British throne was his birthright, Charles Edward Stuart, also known as the & # 39; Bonnie Prince Charlie & # 39 ;, was planning to invade Britain with his Jacobite followers

The Jacobite uprising from 1745 was a turning point in British history. Believing that the British throne was his birthright, Charles Edward Stuart, also known as the & # 39; Bonnie Prince Charlie & # 39 ;, was planning to invade Britain with his Jacobite followers

The Jacobite uprising from 1745 was a turning point in British history. Believing that the British throne was his birthright, Charles Edward Stuart, also known as the & # 39; Bonnie Prince Charlie & # 39 ;, was planning to invade Britain with his Jacobite followers

The bulkheads agreed to invade England after Charles assured them of Jacobite support and a simultaneous French landing in southern England.

But when they reached Derby, they decided to return, just as many felt Thney had gone too far.

The invasion route was selected to traverse areas that were considered strong Jacobite, but the promised English support could not be realized.

They were now also in a minority and threatened to close their retreat.

The decision was supported by the vast majority but caused an irreparable break between Charles and his Scottish supporters.

There were a series of uprisings and major outbreaks in 1708, 1715 and 1719. Charles launched the rebellion on August 19, 1745 in Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands and was successful in conquering Edinburgh. Here an impression of the uprising in 1716

There were a series of uprisings and major outbreaks in 1708, 1715 and 1719. Charles launched the rebellion on August 19, 1745 in Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands and was successful in conquering Edinburgh. Here an impression of the uprising in 1716

There were a series of uprisings and major outbreaks in 1708, 1715 and 1719. Charles launched the rebellion on August 19, 1745 in Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands and was successful in conquering Edinburgh. Here an impression of the uprising in 1716

The Battle of Culloden ended in April and completely closed the rebellion with considerable support for the Stuart case.

Charles escaped to France and could not get support for a new attempt to invade. he died in 1788 in Rome.

Fran Caine, assistant event manager at Historic Environment Scotland, said: & Jacobite risings are an important period in Scottish history.

& # 39; These events, lasting around 60 years, formed today's Scotland, and in particular the Highlands, and their legacy is still visible on battlefields and defenses – such as Fort George.

Fort George was built by the government after the rebellion in a & # 39; strategic move to stop further risk by the Jacobites.