Old Photograph Cottage Glenmoriston Scotland


Old photograph of a cottage in Glenmoriston, a river glen in the Scottish Highlands, that runs from Loch Ness at Invermoriston located seven miles North of Fort Augustus, Highland, Scotland. The glen is also steeped in Jacobite history. After the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the pretender to the Scottish throne, Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped to safety through Glenmoriston. Here the Prince took refuge in a cave up in the hills where the River Doe flows down into the glen. He was famously protected by the Seven Men of Glenmoriston, in spite of a £30,000 reward, around £4.25 million today. By the side of the road is Roderick Mackenzie's cairn, a tribute to a loyal supporter of the Stuart Prince who pretended to be Charlie and allowed himself to be captured and killed by the soldiers pursuing the young pretender, giving the real man time to escape to safety. Glenmoriston is commonly misspelled as Glenmorriston especially in history books.



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