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TITLE
Flodigarry Cottage, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0219
PLACENAME
Flodigarry
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32117
KEYWORDS
Flora MacDonald
Flodigarry
Jacobites
Charles Edward Stuart
Battle of Culloden
cottages
house
houses
postcards
Flodigarry Cottage, Skye

This postcard shows Flora MacDonald's cottage at Flodigarry, on the Isle of Skye. Flodigarry Hotel, built by Alexander Livingston MacDonald (a relative of Flora's) in 1895 as a private house, is situated beside the cottage.

Flora lived in the cottage for several years and had five of her seven children there, before she moved to Kingsburgh in 1758. It has remained inhabited for several centuries and has recently been completely renovated.

Flora MacDonald was born in South Uist in 1722. Her father died soon after she was born, her mother remarried and Flora was brought up by a Clanranald family. She was educated in Edinburgh.

While visiting her brother in South Uist in 1746, she assisted in smuggling Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, dressed as her maid 'Betty Burke', over to Skye. Flora Macdonald was arrested for her involvement and sent to the Tower of London, but was released shortly after due to the 1747 Act of Indemnity. After a time spent in North Carolina with her husband they re-established themselves and their family at Kingsburgh, Skye. Flora died in 1790.

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Flodigarry Cottage, Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1930s

Flora MacDonald; Flodigarry; Jacobites; Charles Edward Stuart; Battle of Culloden; cottages; house; houses; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Flora MacDonald's cottage at Flodigarry, on the Isle of Skye. Flodigarry Hotel, built by Alexander Livingston MacDonald (a relative of Flora's) in 1895 as a private house, is situated beside the cottage. <br /> <br /> Flora lived in the cottage for several years and had five of her seven children there, before she moved to Kingsburgh in 1758. It has remained inhabited for several centuries and has recently been completely renovated.<br /> <br /> Flora MacDonald was born in South Uist in 1722. Her father died soon after she was born, her mother remarried and Flora was brought up by a Clanranald family. She was educated in Edinburgh. <br /> <br /> While visiting her brother in South Uist in 1746, she assisted in smuggling Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, dressed as her maid 'Betty Burke', over to Skye. Flora Macdonald was arrested for her involvement and sent to the Tower of London, but was released shortly after due to the 1747 Act of Indemnity. After a time spent in North Carolina with her husband they re-established themselves and their family at Kingsburgh, Skye. Flora died in 1790.