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Abbotsford was Sir Walter Scott’s creation and, after his death in 1832, somewhere visited by millions. It was built on the proceeds of a phenomenally successful literary career, and Scott became determined to keep it in his family as he...
This fourteenth century tower house, much altered internally, was the birthplace of John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, leader of the 1715 Jacobite Rising. He was nicknamed 'Bobbing John' for his tendency to switch from faction to faction. The tower...
Seat of the Murrays since the 17th century. The family took part in all of the Jacobite risings but with members on opposing sides. The castle was briefly besieged in 1689 when the pro-Jacobite Factor refused entry to Lord John...
A museum of Scottish catholic history with important collections from the former Scots Colleges throughout Europe. The significant collection of Jacobite items includes many portraits.
Built in 1628 the tower-house was burnt in 1689 to prevent its use as a Government garrison. Confiscated by the crown in 1716 after the Earl of Mar’s leadership of the 1715 rising, it was leased to the Government by...
Built in the fifteenth century with later additions it is one of the largest tower houses in Scotland. Clan Fraser were (generally!) Jacobite supporters and included the famous Simon 'the Fox' Fraser, Lord Lovat. Some of his letters are on...
The Camerons have lived in Lochaber since the 14th century. Achnacarry House is the seat of the Clan Cameron and home of Cameron of Lochiel. The Museum in the grounds of the house traces the history of the Clan from...
Clan Donnachaidh (the 'Children of Duncan'), made up of the Duncans, Robertsons, Reids and other clan Septs is closely associated with an area stretching from Rannoch in the west of Perthshire to the border with Angus in the east. It...
The museum of the Jacobite-supporting Macpherson clan which took part in the 1689, 1715 and 1745 risings. The collections include Jacobite weapons, portraits and personalia.

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