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TITLE
Prince Charlie's Landing Place, Eriskay
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_BPC6426
PLACENAME
Eriskay
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29566
KEYWORDS
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
arms
ammunition
Nantes
La Doutelle
islands
ships
Outer Hebrides
eagles
Tullibardine
Clanranald
Loch-nan-nuah
Moidart
Arisaig
clansmen
Kinloch Moidart
France
Prince Charlie's Landing Place, Eriskay

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following text is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes on the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46.

Having lost their arms and ammunition, his companions besought the Prince to return to Nantes, but he refused and after a chase by a British man-of-war, "La Doutelle" anchored off the island of Eriskay, in the Outer Hebrides, on 2 August, 1745. An eagle hovered round the ship, and Tullibardine exclaimed "Here is the king of birds come to welcome your Royal Highness to Scotland." Clanranald to whom the cluster of islands belonged, was on the mainland. Thither Charles proceeded, and entered the bay of Loch-nan-nuah between Moidart and Arisaig. Here Clanranald, Kinloch Moidart, and several of their clansmen came on board. But to the Prince's entreaties, they answered that to take up arms without concert or support from France could only end in ruin. After a long interview and a personal appeal to young Kinloch Moidart, the brother of the chief, Charles at length prevailed, and that he did so is a proof of the fascination of his manners and his tact.

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Prince Charlie's Landing Place, Eriskay

INVERNESS: South Uist

1890s

Prince Charles Edward Stuart; arms; ammunition; Nantes; La Doutelle; islands; ships; Outer Hebrides; eagles; Tullibardine; Clanranald; Loch-nan-nuah; Moidart; Arisaig; clansmen; Kinloch Moidart; France

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past - Prince Charlie and the '45

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following text is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes on the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46.<br /> <br /> Having lost their arms and ammunition, his companions besought the Prince to return to Nantes, but he refused and after a chase by a British man-of-war, "La Doutelle" anchored off the island of Eriskay, in the Outer Hebrides, on 2 August, 1745. An eagle hovered round the ship, and Tullibardine exclaimed "Here is the king of birds come to welcome your Royal Highness to Scotland." Clanranald to whom the cluster of islands belonged, was on the mainland. Thither Charles proceeded, and entered the bay of Loch-nan-nuah between Moidart and Arisaig. Here Clanranald, Kinloch Moidart, and several of their clansmen came on board. But to the Prince's entreaties, they answered that to take up arms without concert or support from France could only end in ruin. After a long interview and a personal appeal to young Kinloch Moidart, the brother of the chief, Charles at length prevailed, and that he did so is a proof of the fascination of his manners and his tact.