Special Places

Claverhouse Stone

John Graham, Laird of Claverhouse and 1st Viscount Dundee, otherwise known as “Bonnie Dundee " is reputed to have lain against this stone on July 27th 1689 and died of injuries sustained when his Jacobite troops were victorious against Government ‘Redcoat’ soldiers at the Battle of Killiecrankie. While he probably died from a shot in the armpit his armour, preserved at Blair Castle, is shot clean through the middle of the chest. An armpit wound wasn’t a very noble cause of death so the Duke of Atholl had his ghillie shoot the hole, though he clearly aimed from inside the breastplate. Bonnie Dundee was buried in the vault underneath St Bride's Kirk in Old Blair.



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Nearest Town: Blair Atholl
Nearest Postcode: PH16 5LN

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