Monday, 5 June 2017

Tour Scotland Video Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument Loch Shiel



Tour Scotland video of the Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument on the shores of Loch Shiel on ancestry visit to Lochaber, Scotland. In 1745 the Jacobite Rising began here when Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard here. Prince Charles initially landed from France on Eriskay in the Western Isles. He then travelled to the mainland in a small rowing boat, coming ashore at Loch nan Uamh. On arrival on the Scottish mainland, he was met by a small number of MacDonalds. He waited for a number of days as more MacDonalds, Camerons, Macfies and MacDonnells arrived, On 19 August 1745, after Prince Charles judged he had enough military support, MacMaster of Glenaladale raised his royal standard. The Young Pretender then announced to all the mustered clans he claimed the Scottish and the English thrones in the name of his father James Stuart, the Old Pretender. A MacPhee, Macfie, was one of two pipers with Bonnie Prince Charlie when he raised his banner.

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