Settling Ye Highlands

OVERTOUR FOR SETTLING YE HIGHLANDS (1664). Seing all the principall theevs & recetters in the Highlands of Scotland does ather actuallie duell or constantly haunts & ar harboured in Glencoa, Ranoch, Brae lochaber, Glengarie & Lochaber & adjacent Glens, uher all depredations ar caried to ther disposed of & all Murtherers & persons guiltie of […]

Brownie of Cille Chòmhghain

KILLICHÖAN, while in possession of the MacLachlans, was haunted by a brownie. Like his fellows elsewhere, he showed great concern for the welfare of the family. This concern was shown in a demonstrative manner on occasions of importance. When members of the family were once going to the army in time of war, the brownie […]

Ours the Sword’s Victory, Theirs but the Pen’s!

Gura linne ‘bhuaidh lannach, ‘s buaidh pheannach an cuid-s’! Tearlach Mac Sheumais, Alexander MacDonald.

With All the Display Which the Parties Could Make

The Highlanders had no feasts nor rejoicings at a birth, but a funeral was conducted with all the display which the parties could make. All the clan, and numerous neighbors, were invited and entertained with a profusion of every thing. The male part of the procession was regularly arranged according to rank, and, instead of […]

Unfurling the Standard

The Marquis of Tullibardine accompanied Charles in his progress until the Prince landed at Glenfinnin [sic], which is situated about twenty miles from Fort William, and forms the outlet from Moidart to Lochaber; here the standard of Charles Edward was unfurled. The scene in which this ill-omened ceremonial took place is a deep and narrow […]

Glenfinnan

Là Inbhir Lòchaidh

Alasdair of sharp, biting blades, if you had the heroes of Mull with you, you would have stopped those who got away, as the dulse-eating rabble took to their heels. Alasdair, son of handsome Colla, skilled hand at cleaving castles, you put to flight the Lowland pale-face: what kale they had taken came out again. […]

Caisteal Tioram

The castle is the traditional seat of Clan MacDonald of Clanranald, a branch of Clan Donald. Castle Tioram was seized by Government forces around 1692 when Clan Chief Allan of Clanranald joined the Jacobite Court in France, despite having sworn allegiance to the British Crown. A small garrison was stationed in the castle until the Jacobite Uprising of 1715 […]