NN0359 : Lettermore Wood and the Appin Murder Cairn

taken 8 years ago, near to South Ballachulish, Highland, Great Britain

Lettermore Wood and the Appin Murder Cairn
Lettermore Wood and the Appin Murder Cairn
Following the collapse of the last Jacobite rebellion at Culloden Moor in April 1746, the estates of known Jacobites were forfeited and control was passed to factors sympathetic to the Hanoverian government. Accordingly, the Ardsheil estate was assigned to Cailean Ruadh Ghlinn Iubhair (Colin Campbell of Glenure). Having served in the Hanoverian army during the course of the '45, Cailean Ruadh was deemed a safe pair hands. However, his political masters became suspicious about where his true loyalties lay as he was viewed as being "soft" - evictions were not proceeding at a speed to their liking - and then there was the small matter of his mother being the daughter of the famous Cameron chief, Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel. To assuage their fears, Cailean Ruadh prosecuted matters with a greater degree of urgency, a decision which was to lead to his assassination at this spot on 14 May 1752.
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 January, 2010
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Cairn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 031 594 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:41.1174N 5:12.9430W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 031 594
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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