Glencoe-murder under trust

joak

Grangemouth, United Kingdom

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a wee photy of glencoe , the site of the most despicable act of murder in Scotland. its a long story and if ye want a great book tae read on it read john prebbles glencoe ye wont be disappointed..ma short wee version is that in the months o January an February 1692 a detachment o the earl o Argyll regiment of foot were billeted to stay with the macdonalds of glencoe for two weeks these men stayed with their guests eating the food an drinking their ale and accepting their entertainment, these were poor people but in these days highland hospitality meant a lot, but unknown to the macdonalds this regiment had other orders from the british government to put all to the sword under 65.the reasons why are to complex for ma wee bit the order was given on the 13th of February at midnight some 34 clanspeople were murdered in there beds at least another 40 died of exposure in the wild highland winter, some of the regiment refused to take part once they discovered the order but many were campbells who had no love of the macdonalds and willingly took part. this act is still remembered today in glencoe and the local pub the clachaig has a sign on the door no hawkers no campbells there is a memorial cross in glencoe village..i used to go there every year with my friends and lay a wreath on the anniversary it somehow made me feel better. glencoe has a very special feel about it it is steeped in history ..ye wid love it honest
this photy was taken lookin back at glencoe from loch leven scotland

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