This sketch depicts the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which ended the Jacobite uprising.
This is a print taken from an oil painting dating to 1786. It depicts Alexander III, king of Scotland in the 13th century, being saved from a stag by Colin Fitzgerald, the founder of Clan Mackenzie.
Over time, Highlanders would become incorporated into the British army, often with clan chieftains as their officers. This would eventually give rise to the concept of Highlander regiments and other units that still exist today- even with members who have no Scottish roots at all, yet still wear kilts with regimental tartans.
Alma: Forward The 42nd is an 1888 painting by Robert Gibb depicting the 42nd Highlanders, the Black Watch, advancing on Russian positions on the 20th of September 1854- the first action of the Crimean War.
Guard Of Honour Of The 79th Highlanders At Holyrood House is an 1852 painting by R.R. Maclan, and depicts the regiment at the Edinburgh palace after a three year tour of duty in Canada.
This is a group of the 78th Highlanders photographed in Montreal at some point in 1868-69.
As Canada's Confederation came into being and the new country began to develop its military, the tradition of the Highland warrior would take shape here. I'll have more from this tomorrow.