The Glenfinnan Monument

In 1745 news was received of a powerful new Jacobite force to arrive from the Continent, headed by the grandson of James VII, returning from exile in Italy.

At Loch nan Uamh in Arisaig, Prince Charles Edward Stewart came ashore with only seven supporters, known later as the Seven Men of Moidart. With the most unlikely outset, at a time when the Union was well established and accepted, the enthusiasm and charm of the ‘Young Pretender’ rejuvenated the Jacobite cause in all he asked to help.

In August, the Jacobite standard was raised in Scotland again by Bonnie Prince Charlie at Glenfinnan.