Tag: Loch Shiel

This week in 1745: the prince meets with clan chiefs

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.

This week in 1745: the Bonnie Prince sets sail for Scotland…

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 swimmers brave icy waters of Loch Shiel

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.