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TITLE
Flora MacDonald's Grave, Kilmuir, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2618
PLACENAME
Kilmuir
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34522
KEYWORDS
Flora MacDonald
Kilmuir
Bonnie Prince Charlie
celtic cross
piper
MacArthur
Charles Edward Stuart
Flora MacDonald's Grave, Kilmuir, Skye

This imposing celtic cross, the memorial to Flora MacDonald who died on 4th March 1790, dominates the cemetery in Kilmuir in the north of Trotternish, Skye. Flora MacDonald is well known for her part in helping Bonnie Prince Charlie in his safe crossing from Uist to Skye. Also buried in this cemetery are some of the MacArthurs, the celebrated pipers to the MacDonald Chiefs at Duntulm. One of these is Charles MacArthur. On the flat stone over his grave, the unfinished inscription reads, 'Here lie the remains of Charles MacKarter (sic) whose fame as an honest man and remarkable piper will survive this generation for his manners were easy and regular as his music and the melody off his fingers, will...' It is said this unfinished inscription was being carved by his son, who drowned on a voyage from Uist to Skye

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Flora MacDonald's Grave, Kilmuir, Skye

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1940s

Flora MacDonald; Kilmuir; Bonnie Prince Charlie; celtic cross; piper; MacArthur; Charles Edward Stuart

Highland Libraries

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This imposing celtic cross, the memorial to Flora MacDonald who died on 4th March 1790, dominates the cemetery in Kilmuir in the north of Trotternish, Skye. Flora MacDonald is well known for her part in helping Bonnie Prince Charlie in his safe crossing from Uist to Skye. Also buried in this cemetery are some of the MacArthurs, the celebrated pipers to the MacDonald Chiefs at Duntulm. One of these is Charles MacArthur. On the flat stone over his grave, the unfinished inscription reads, 'Here lie the remains of Charles MacKarter (sic) whose fame as an honest man and remarkable piper will survive this generation for his manners were easy and regular as his music and the melody off his fingers, will...' It is said this unfinished inscription was being carved by his son, who drowned on a voyage from Uist to Skye