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Historic Places: Sheriffmuir

Photo of the Memorial Cairn at SheriffmuirSherriffmuir is located about 10 miles north of Stirling.

Clan MacRae participated in the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715. William MacKenzie, 5th Earl of Seaforth bravely led the MacKenzies and the MacRaes in support of King James VIII, and great loss of life and property ensued. He survived the battles and the destruction of Eilean Donan Castle, and died on the Island of Lewis in 1740.

The men who died during this rising are memorialized at Sheriffmuir on a cairn dedicated by Clan MacRae in the 1920's (shown in the photo on the right).

Written by:
Cornelia W. Bush








Photo of inscription on the Sherriffmuir Monument

The plaque on the Sherriffmuir Cairn reads:

The Clan MacRae

In memory of the MacRaes killed at Sheriffmuir, 13th Nov. 1715, when defending the Royal House of Stuart. The Kintail and Lochalsh companies formed part of the left wing of the highland army and fell almost to a man.

Erected at the Instance of the Clan MacRae Society. 13th Nov. 1915.

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