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TITLE
Murchison Memorial
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00114
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
1927
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11840
KEYWORDS
memorial
Murchison
Lochalsh
Lochalsh
Murchison Memorial

This heap of stones was all that remained of the original Murchison Memorial after it had been struck by lightning in 1927. The grey granite obelisk, overlooking Loch Alsh, was erected in memory of Colonel Donald Murchison by his great grand nephew Sir Roderick Murchison, in about 1863, in recognition of his outstanding loyalty. Donald risked life and limb collecting rents in the area on behalf of his exiled Jacobite employer the fifth Earl of Seaforth, and was imprisoned in the Tower of London for his pains, but eventually pardoned and granted land by King George I. The memorial was completely rebuilt by another descendant, Sir Kenneth Murchison


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Murchison Memorial

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

memorial; Murchison; Lochalsh; Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This heap of stones was all that remained of the original Murchison Memorial after it had been struck by lightning in 1927. The grey granite obelisk, overlooking Loch Alsh, was erected in memory of Colonel Donald Murchison by his great grand nephew Sir Roderick Murchison, in about 1863, in recognition of his outstanding loyalty. Donald risked life and limb collecting rents in the area on behalf of his exiled Jacobite employer the fifth Earl of Seaforth, and was imprisoned in the Tower of London for his pains, but eventually pardoned and granted land by King George I. The memorial was completely rebuilt by another descendant, Sir Kenneth Murchison <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>