Whose Is the Right

God bless the prince, I pray, God bless the prince, I pray, Charlie I mean; That Scotland we may see Freed from vile Presbyt’ry, Both George and his Feckie. Even so. Amen. God bless the happy hour! May the Almighty Power Make all things well; That the whole progeny Who are in Italy May soon […]

Song of the Highland Clans

Oran Nam Fineachan Gaidhealach. Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair A chomuinn rìoghail rùnaich Sàr-ùmhlachd thugaibh uaibh, Biodh ur roisg gun smùirnein, ‘S gach cridh’ gun treas gin lùib ann; Deoch-slàinte Sheumais Stiùbhairt Gu mùirneach cuir mu’n cuairt! Ach ma ta giamh air bith ‘nur stamaig, A’ chailis naomh na truaill. Lìon deoch-slàinte Theàrlaich, A mheirlich! stràic […]

An Pàpanach Mòr and the Campbells of Ardslignish

Campbells of Ardslignish. (Supplied by Mrs. Lillias Davidson, neé Campbell, Lochnell.) ALEXANDER CAMPBELL of Ardslignish, son of (Airdslignis) the sixth Lochnell (Loch-nan-eala), brother to Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, and commonly known as the “Pàpanach Mòr,” either on account of his great stature, or his zealous adherence to the Church of Rome, was an enthusiastic […]

Donum Sanationis

MALCOLM Well, more anon.—Comes the king forth, I pray you? DOCTOR Ay, sir; there are a crew of wretched souls That stay his cure. Their malady convinces The great assay of art, but at his touch— Such sanctity hath heaven given his hand— They presently amend. MALCOLM I thank you, doctor. (Exit DOCTOR.) MACDUFF What’s […]

John Campbell of the Bank

John Campbell’s diary recounts how the Jacobite army took control of Edinburgh on 17 September 1745. On 1 October, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s secretary informed John Campbell that he had £857 of Royal Bank banknotes and wanted payment for them in gold. Upon failure to comply, the Jacobites would seize property from the Bank and its […]

On Wi’ the Braid Claymore

Cam’ ye by Atholl, lad wi’ the philabeg, Down by the Tummel, or banks of the Garry? Saw ye the lads, wi’ their bonnets an’ white cockades, Leaving their mountains to follow Prince Charlie. Chorus Follow thee, follow thee, wha wadna follow thee? Long has thou lov’d an’ trusted us fairly! Charlie, Charlie, wha wadna […]

Oran Eile Don Phrionnsa

Sèist: Chorus (after each verse): Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Thug o-ho-ro an aill libh Thug o-ho-ro an aill libh Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Thug ho-o, laithill ho-o Seinn o-ho-ro an aill libh Seinn o-ho-ro an aill libh Och ‘sa mhaduinn’s mi dusgadh Early as I awaken ‘S mor mo shunnd’s mo […]

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore

Nephew of the second Earl of Dunmore, at fifteen years he was appointed page to Charles Edward Stuart (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”) and, with his father William Murray, was a participant in the Jacobite Uprising of 1745, after which the Murrays were placed under house arrest.  After his father’s conditional pardon in 1750, he joined the […]