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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...
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...
Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 500 years. Situated in a strategic location, it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands. During the 45 the Castle first hosted Prince Charles Edward, who rested...
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.
In the aftermath of Killiecrankie the victorious Jacobites moved south to attack the government's garrison at Dunkeld on 21 August 1689. The Cameronian regiment fortified the cathedral and held them off, although their colonel, William Cleland, was killed and is...
Ruined cliff top castle home to the chiefs of Clan MacDougall until the building of the adjacent 1745 House now a museum. The castle was forfeit to the crown after clan support for the 1715 rising but returned later. The...
This beautiful glen is the site of the infamous massacre of 13 February 1692. Soldiers of the Earl of Argyll's Regiment turned on their MacDonald hosts in an action designed to set an example to others who were slow to...

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