NG3971 : Unfinished inscription

taken 10 years ago, near to Hungladder, Highland, Great Britain

Unfinished inscription
Unfinished inscription
Kilmuir graveyard is better known for the memorial to Flora MacDonald. But within the burial ground is this oddity - the inscription is unfinished.
The stone marks the burial place of Charles MacArthur, one of the pipers to Clan MacDonald. According to tradition, the piper's son, who had commissioned a sculptor to letter the stone, was drowned while crossing the Minch. As the sculptor considered he was unlikely therefore to be paid, he abandoned his work, never to return.
(From information board in Kilmuir cemetery).
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 April, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 399 718 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:39.6561N 6:21.6617W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 399 718
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