Mary, lift my head

The story of a Viking Princess, a white cow and a love death could not part - Craigmonie This is an ancient site. Not a graveyard in itself but a place of death: Craigmonie, sometimes spelled Craigmony, a small hill at the back of Drumnadrochit. A beautiful and well-marked walk (1) takes you there. After... Continue Reading →

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the funeral fight

Kirkhill – a peaceful and quiet burial ground East of Beauly. St Mary’s,  the old Wardlaw Parish Church, goes back to 17th century, the belfry dates back to 1722. Quite some time before that, probably some time in the early 17th  century, an extraordinary event took place here in this very graveyard during a funeral. The... Continue Reading →

lining up the dead

Alignment and precision are a common feature in war graves but very rarely encountered in graveyards in the Scottish Highlands. This is not true however for Dalreichart burial ground in Glenmoriston. There is a certain order to things here. It has always been a cold part of the country where the river Moriston flows towards... Continue Reading →

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