Clan Macpherson Memorial Cairn - Newtonmore, Scotland
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N 57° 01.196 W 004° 10.768
30V E 428390 N 6320223
Quick Description: The Clan Macpherson Memorial Cairn is located just outside the city of Newtonmore, Scotland.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/28/2014 4:56:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMMBY3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The cairn was built of local stone and stones contributed by Clan Macpherson members from around the world. The cairn overlooks Upper Strathspey toward Laggan. A plaque on the cairn reads:

TOUCH NOT THE CAT BUT A GLOVE

1746 1996

THIS CAIRN STANDS WITHIN VIEW OF CREAG
DHUBH TO COMMEMORATE THE LIFE OF EWAN
MACPHERSON OF CLUNY, COLONEL OF THE
BADENOCH MEN IN THE 'FORTY-FIVE RISING, A
SPOKESMAN AT THE JACOBITE WAR COUNCIL AT
DERBY, A LEADER AT THE SKIRMISH AT
CLIFTON IN CUMBERLAND, AT THE BATTLE OF
FALKIRK, AND IN THE ATHOLL RAID AND LAST
JACOBITE FUGITIVE TO REACH FRANCE (JUNE
1755). CHIEF OF THE CLAN MACPHERSON
(1746-1764). BORN AT NUIDE, 11 FEBRUARY 1706,
DIED AT DUNKIRK, 30 JANUARY 1764.

"A man of extreme good sense and inferior to none in the
north of Scotland for capacity; greatly beloved by his clan;
a man not only brave in the general acceptation of the
word; but upon reflection and forethought determined and
resolute with uncommon calmness."

John Murray of Broughton

This piece of ground was generously gifted by Euan L.R.
Macpherson of Glentruim. The cairn is built of rock from
Badenoch and from all corners of the world where
Macphersons and their septs have settled.

THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED BY SIR WILLIAM
MACPHERSON OF CLUNY AND BLAIRGOWRIE,
27TH CHIEF, ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIFTIETH
ANNUAL GATHERING
OF THE CLAN MACPHERSON ASSOCIATION
4TH AUGUST 1996

NA BEAN DON CHAT GUN LÀMHAINN

[The last line in Gaelic above is the Clan's motto, which translated to English is "TOUCH NOT THE CAT BUT A GLOVE"]

Cairn Location: On a hill top

Cairn Purpose: Other (please describe in description)

Type if different from above list: Memorial commemorating an individual's life

Cairn Condition:

Types of rock: Not listed

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