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TITLE
Lochiel and the Seer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_223_P081
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31040
KEYWORDS
seers
second sight
superstitions
battles
Lochiel
Locheil
Clan Cameron Highlight
Lochiel and the Seer

Seers were people believed to have been gifted with second sight. Some believed this gift to be hereditary and some believed it to be random. It is said that Highland Chiefs consulted seers about their fortunes in battle.

In a poem, 'Lochiel's Warning' by Thomas Campbell, 'Gentle' Donald Cameron of Lochiel consults a seer about his joining Bonnie Prince Charlie during the '45 Rising. The seer warns Lochiel about the disaster to come at Culloden but Lochiel is determined to go.

This illustration is found in 'The Highlands and Highlanders of Scotland' by James Cromb

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Lochiel and the Seer

seers; second sight; superstitions; battles; Lochiel; Locheil; Clan Cameron Highlight

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Seers were people believed to have been gifted with second sight. Some believed this gift to be hereditary and some believed it to be random. It is said that Highland Chiefs consulted seers about their fortunes in battle.<br /> <br /> In a poem, 'Lochiel's Warning' by Thomas Campbell, 'Gentle' Donald Cameron of Lochiel consults a seer about his joining Bonnie Prince Charlie during the '45 Rising. The seer warns Lochiel about the disaster to come at Culloden but Lochiel is determined to go.<br /> <br /> This illustration is found in 'The Highlands and Highlanders of Scotland' by James Cromb