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TITLE
Monument to 'James of the Glens', Ballachulish
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_1003_AT
PLACENAME
Ballachulish
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
DATE OF IMAGE
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
10890
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 Roy 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'.

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Monument to 'James of the Glens', Ballachulish

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

2000s

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

Andrew Taylor

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 Roy 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'.