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TITLE
Monument to 'James of the Glens', Ballachulish
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_1003
PLACENAME
Ballachulish
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10889
KEYWORDS
social histories
monuments
hanging
hangings
murders
crime
crimes
novels
Stewarts of Appin
Monument to 'James of the Glens', Ballachulish

This monument at Cnap a'Chaolais, above Ballachulish Bridge, traditionally marks the spot where James Stewart (Seumas a'Ghlinne - James of the Glens) was hanged on 8 November, 1752, for being an accessory to the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure - the so-called 'Red Fox' - a government factor on the forfeited estate of Ardsheal. The monument was erected in 1911.

Many people were convinced that James Stewart was innocent and the episode, which became known as the Appin Murder, shocked the country at the time. The characters involved were immortalised in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, 'Kidnapped'.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958 and was buried in Oban


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Monument to 'James of the Glens', Ballachulish

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

20c

social histories; monuments; hanging; hangings; murders; crime; crimes; novels; Stewarts of Appin

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This monument at Cnap a'Chaolais, above Ballachulish Bridge, traditionally marks the spot where James Stewart (Seumas a'Ghlinne - James of the Glens) was hanged on 8 November, 1752, for being an accessory to the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure - the so-called 'Red Fox' - a government factor on the forfeited estate of Ardsheal. The monument was erected in 1911.<br /> <br /> Many people were convinced that James Stewart was innocent and the episode, which became known as the Appin Murder, shocked the country at the time. The characters involved were immortalised in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, 'Kidnapped'.<br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958 and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.