Black Duncan of the Cowl

The seventh laird [of Glenorchy], Sir Duncan, our author’s patron [i.e. the author of the The┬áBlack Book of Taymouth], is a person on whose history we dwell with more pleasure. Bowie records a glorious list of conquests of lands and church possessions, and the provisions he bestowed on his children, legitimate and illegitimate. But we […]

The Highlands Are Quiet

The money is spent, the Highlands are quiet, and this is the only way of accounting between friends. John Campbell,  Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Viscount of Tay and Paintland, and Lord Glenorchy, Benderloch, Ormelie and Wick, when called by the Scottish Parliament to account for a large sum of money entrusted to him by the Government […]