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Statue of Flora MacDonald

    Flora MacDonald (born Milton, South Uist, Scotland 1722 – died 5 March 1790, Kingsburgh, Isle of Skye, Scotland) was a member of a Scottish clan, Macdonalds of Sleat. She is famous for helping Prince Charles Edward Stuart to escape in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. In 1774, after a quarrel with their chief clan, she emigrated with her husband Allan MacDonald to Anson County in North Carolina. During the American war of Independence, Allan fought with the Loyalists. After the war he was sent to prison and Flora was evicted from their estate, losing all the possessions. After her husband’s release from prison in 1777, they stayed in Nova Scotia but the loss of their previous estate made it hard to resettle. Flora returned to Scotland in 1780 and her husband in 1784.
    Flora MacDonald’s statue in Inverness was built from 1896 to 1899 by Andrew Davidson. Inverness is very close to Culloden where the final battle took place.

    Address : Flora MacDonald and Border Collie, View Pl, Inverness IV2 3EG, United Kingdom


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