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TITLE
Picture of Cluny MacPherson
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00902
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12570
KEYWORDS
Clan MacPherson
Cluny MacPherson
picture
Picture of Cluny MacPherson

The chief of the Clan Macpherson is always known as Cluny MacPherson and for many generations lived at Cluny Castle, Laggan, in Inverness-shire. The gentleman in the picture was born on 24th April 1804 and died on January 11th 1885, however one of the most famous to bear the name and title was Ewen MacPherson who lived during the first half of the 18th century and fought alongside Prince Charles Edward Stewart after the battle of Prestonpans. Although he was not involved at Culloden, he was still outlawed and spent many years in hiding being sheltered by his kinsmen. Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle chemist and photographer, built a retreat on a plateau in the garden above the family home in Kyle of Lochalsh. He called it ' The Cage', a historical reference to 'Cluny's Cage' on the slopes of Ben Alder, where Cluny MacPherson sheltered the fugitive Bonnie Prince Charlie. The summer house became a favourite spot for all the family to gather for afternoon tea in the summer. The picture may well have hung in Duncan's home, Glenquithel


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Picture of Cluny MacPherson

ROSS: Lochalsh

1910s

Clan MacPherson ; Cluny MacPherson ; picture

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The chief of the Clan Macpherson is always known as Cluny MacPherson and for many generations lived at Cluny Castle, Laggan, in Inverness-shire. The gentleman in the picture was born on 24th April 1804 and died on January 11th 1885, however one of the most famous to bear the name and title was Ewen MacPherson who lived during the first half of the 18th century and fought alongside Prince Charles Edward Stewart after the battle of Prestonpans. Although he was not involved at Culloden, he was still outlawed and spent many years in hiding being sheltered by his kinsmen. Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle chemist and photographer, built a retreat on a plateau in the garden above the family home in Kyle of Lochalsh. He called it ' The Cage', a historical reference to 'Cluny's Cage' on the slopes of Ben Alder, where Cluny MacPherson sheltered the fugitive Bonnie Prince Charlie. The summer house became a favourite spot for all the family to gather for afternoon tea in the summer. The picture may well have hung in Duncan's home, Glenquithel <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><br />