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Jacobite Legends

When William of Orange took the English throne in 1689 it ended the Stewart Royal dynasty that had endured for centuries. Though many were glad to see the end of this chapter in our history many more, particularly in the Highlands were keen to see it re-established. From the Battle of Killiekrankie in 1689 through the first rebellion in 1715 to the more famous '45 the Jacobite cause was fought for time and time again. Many stories and myths from this time abound, here are just a few...

The Legend of The Appin DirkThe Legend of The Appin Dirk
In the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion a story was told of a gruesome artefact - read the story of the Appin Dirk, a tale of revenge against the Redcoats and it's sinister manufacture!

The Soldier's LeapThe Soldier's Leap
The Pass of Killecrankie is perhaps best known for the momentous battle that took place there, along with a story of a soldier making a spectaclar leap for freedom.  read more >>

Prince's Flower Prince's Flower 
The tale of a Prince who stepped ashore and scattered a handfull of flower seeds close to the shore. The seeds grew by the beach and these rare pink flowers grew at the spot. They have come to be known as the princes flower for this reason. read more >>

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