An Irresistible Argument

On this occasion, Sergeant Macgregor, whose company was immediately in the rear of the picquet, rushed forward to their support, with a few men who happened to have their arms in their hands, when the enemy commenced the attack. Being severely wounded, he was left insensible on the ground. When the picquet was overpowered, and […]

So Much Determined Bravery Can Hardly Be Equalled

With a mixture of esteem, grief and envy, I consider the great loss and immortal glory acquired by the Scots Highlanders in the late bloody affair. Impatient for orders, they rushed forward to the entrenchments, which many of them actually mounted. They appeared like lions, breaking from their chains. Their intrepidity was rather animated than […]

“We shall meet again at Ticonderoga.”

Inverawe Bonawe, as it is now called, but a very few years ago styled simply Inverawe, is a house the beauty of whose situation will vie with almost any in the Highlands. It is built on a short terrace on the banks of the river Awe, surrounded with trees whose age and beauty are second to […]

Black Watch Tartan (Muted)

I have commissioned a new kilt from Alexis Malcolm.  The tartan will be a muted Black Watch, which is similar to the many weathered or muted versions of the Campbell tartan available from the Scottish mills.  These “weathered” colours are designed to imitate the fading which would be seen in cloth coloured with natural dyes […]