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Tag: Loch Shiel
Between c1900 and 1953 she made a return trip every weekday between Acharacle and Glenfinnan with half-a-dozen calls, including Gaskan, Polloch and Daililea, on the route.
The missing bell stood on the altar in the ruined chapel on the island, which is remote, and which until only four or five years prior to the theft, was visited by just a handful of people each year.
A spokesperson for Forestry and Land Scotland said a recent structural inspection of the timber walkway had revealed that some timbers and fixings were no longer fit for purpose.
This was a key moment for the Rising. Without Lochiel’s support – and the hundreds of men his support would bring – the other chiefs would not have rallied to the standard and the spark of rebellion would have been snuffed out.
To mark the 275th anniversary of the start of the last Jacobite rising, this week we launch our new weekly series involving a weekly timeline of the events leading up to that momentous day at Glenfinnan on August 19, and some of the interesting facts and artefacts associated with the rising.
New Year revellers brave chilly loch waters to welcome 2020
Crowdfunding magic sought for Wee Harry Potter Bridge Project
Thieves target medieval bell in Harry Potter loch raid.
A total of 32 brave souls plunged into the bitterly cold waters of Loch Shiel at Glenfinnan for the traditional New Year’s Day dip last week. Swimmers taking part came from across the UK, and included three veterans of cross-Channel attempts. Picture: Iain Ferguson, The Write Image.