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TITLE
Murchison's Monument, Balmacara
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_109_1942
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14144
KEYWORDS
monument
memorial
Murchison's Monument, Balmacara

This 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. He was eventually pardoned and granted land by King George I. The memorial was struck by lightning in 1927, but completely rebuilt by another descendant, Sir Kenneth Murchison. The monument is now partially hidden by trees but a sign directs visitors from a lay-by on the A87 Balmacara to Kyle of Lochalsh road.

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Murchison's Monument, Balmacara

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

monument; memorial

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

This 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. He was eventually pardoned and granted land by King George I. The memorial was struck by lightning in 1927, but completely rebuilt by another descendant, Sir Kenneth Murchison. The monument is now partially hidden by trees but a sign directs visitors from a lay-by on the A87 Balmacara to Kyle of Lochalsh road.