Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Scourie

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland. This village is located on the north west coast of the Highlands, about halfway between Ullapool and Durness. Fishing is a popular attraction due to the large number of freshwater lochs in the remote area. Hugh Mackay, born 1640, died 3 August 1692, was a Scottish general best known for his service in the Revolution of 1688. He was the third son of Hugh Mackay of Scourie, Sutherlandshire, descended from Hugh Mackay, third of Strathnaver, chief of the clan Mackay, and Anne, daughter of John Corbet of Arboll, Rossshire. He was born in Scourie. Mackay was the inventor of the socket bayonet which soon came into general use, the idea being suggested to him by the failure of the plug bayonet to stop the rush of the Highlanders at the Battle of Killiecrankie. Mackay and his wife had three children together: Hugh Mackay, born 1681, died 1708, married Anna Louise de Lannoy, Margaret Mackay, born 1683, died 1748, married George Mackay, 3rd Lord Reay, Maria Mackay, born 1686, died 1723, married Matthias Lambertus Singendonck. The descendants in the male line became extinct in 1775. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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