Killiecrankie

I saw this tweet and it reminded me of the last time we visited the Highlands.

Check this out on my other bog – Weston Adventures

In 1689, during the Jacobite Rebellion, the Battle of Killiecrankie was fought on the nothern edge of the village. The Highland charge of the Jacobites took the government forces under General Hugh MacKay by surprise and they were completely overwhelmed in only 10 minutes. Donald MacBean, one of William II supporters, having lost the contest, is said to have cleared the pass from one bank to the other, at “The Soldier’s Leap”.

One of the most famous leaders of the rebellion John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee was killed in the battle.  A Memorial Field to the fallen soldiers lies with the grounds of Urrard House.

Source – Killiecrankie

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