Ardchattan’s Murder Victim

Graveyards of Scotland

Ardchattan Priory (27)This is an ancient monastery, founded nearly 800 years ago by Duncan Mac Dougall, Lord of Lorn. thriving on the shores of Glen Etive it was the center of ecclesiastical life in this area for centuries until Cromwell’s troops burned it down in 1654. The adjacent house and beautiful garden are in private ownership.

Ardchattan Priory (25)Here, the most famous murder victim in Scottish history is interred, Colin Campbell of Glenure, the Red Fox, the victim in the legendary Appin murder.

A victim often overlooked for the tragic injustice of the alleged murderer’s hanging. But he was mourned as well.

For more details check: The Appin Murder

His death, tragic as it was for his family, was very much a political showcase and his funeral a very public event. It was the Campbell’s cry for justice. The fact that a Campbell judged the murder trial an injustice of exceptional dimension.

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