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Teams search for Rob Roy's house
Archaeologists have been excavating the site of a house on the slopes of Ben Lomond which may have belonged to Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor.
The site, near Rowardennon on the banks of Loch Lomond, contains the outline of a building but no ruins.
A group of archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland and a team of volunteers hope to uncover evidence to prove the site belonged to Rob Roy.
Historic letter under the hammer
In his early life as a cattle trader, Rob Roy borrowed money from the Duke of Montrose to help with his business affairs, but he absconded in 1712 after running up arrears of £30,000 and was brought to trial.
- Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734)
"Children of the Mist"
The first Gregor in Scotland was said to have been a son of King Kenneth MacAlpin in the 8th century and the clan motto, in Gaelic, means "My race is royal". The clan MacGregor is reputed to be one of the oldest in Scotland and became established in Argyll and Perthshire, in Glenorchy, Glenstrae and Glenlochy - the clan probably built the original Kilchurn Castle at the Pass of Brander near Glenstrae. But Robert the Bruce granted a substantial part of the MacGregor lands to his close friend and supporter Neil Campbell. Over the centuries, the expansionist Campbells and the MacGregors were in frequent conflict and as the Campbell's very often had the ear of the monarch, the MacGregors were often the losers. Over the years, the MacGregors gradually lost title to their lands and became tenants of the more powerful Campbells.
Originally posted by Cygnus_Hunter
As a scotsman,im proud to see that some effort is being made into Scotlands lamentable history.