Tag: jacobite

This week in 1745: Rebellion is in the air…

The Seven Men of Moidart – the Prince’s companions – were commemorated in the mid-1800s by Robertson MacDonald, the owner of the Moidart Estate at the time. He planted a row of seven beech trees in a field on the shore of Loch Moidart.

Road safety works restarted at Glenfinnan this week

Tens of thousands of tourists flock to Glenfinnan each year via the A830 to see the iconic viaduct, which featured in the Harry Potter films, as well as the monument which honours fallen Jacobite clansmen.

Tributes paid to local steam train legend Bobby Duncan

It was in 1984, much to Bobby’s delight, that steam made a return to Fort William and the West Highland Line. His old steam-powered friend from his Stirling days, Maude, arrived along with other steam engines and Bobby found himself back on the footplate to fire the steam engines once again.