Thursday, 31 October 2013

St Bride's Kirk Blair

With the great victory at the Battle of Killiekrankie the Jacobite cause was lost with the death of their great hope. The Highland army now leaderless drifted away home. Some noblemen though did cross to France to join the king in exile.

John Graham, 'Bonnie' Dundee was carried from the battlefield the short distance to Blair Castle. His remains were interred in a mausoleum within the walls of the old Kirk of St Bride, which stands in the policies of the castle. A stone was inscibed to mark the resting place of one of Scotland's most romantic and gallant heroes, 'Bonnie' Dundee who gave his life out of loyalty to a lost cause. His helmet and breastplate are preserved as relics at Blair Castle, a little further down the glen.

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