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Lord Huntly's Cave, Speyside Grantown Station
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5601
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37226
KEYWORDS
postcards
caves
Grantown-on-Spey
George Gordon
Marquis of Montrose
Covenanters
Lord Huntly's Cave, Speyside Grantown Station

This postcard shows Lord Huntly's Cave, Speyside, Grantown Station.

The cave is situated about two miles north of Grantown-on-Spey in a rocky glen

George Gordon, second Marquis of Huntly (1590-1649), hid in this cave during Montrose's campaign of 1644-45.

Huntly was born in to a Catholic family and was loyal to King Charles I. Despite his role as King's lieutenant in the north he was reluctant to take a stand against the Protestant Covenanters. He refused to support the Marquis of Montrose who had originally fought for the Covenanters but had changed sides. Huntly was eventually beheaded 22 March 1649 when the hard-line protestant regime gained power in Scotland

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Lord Huntly's Cave, Speyside Grantown Station

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

postcards; caves; Grantown-on-Spey; George Gordon; Marquis of Montrose; Covenanters

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This postcard shows Lord Huntly's Cave, Speyside, Grantown Station.<br /> <br /> The cave is situated about two miles north of Grantown-on-Spey in a rocky glen <br /> <br /> George Gordon, second Marquis of Huntly (1590-1649), hid in this cave during Montrose's campaign of 1644-45.<br /> <br /> Huntly was born in to a Catholic family and was loyal to King Charles I. Despite his role as King's lieutenant in the north he was reluctant to take a stand against the Protestant Covenanters. He refused to support the Marquis of Montrose who had originally fought for the Covenanters but had changed sides. Huntly was eventually beheaded 22 March 1649 when the hard-line protestant regime gained power in Scotland