Sunday, 15 November 2009

Glencoe massacre order goes on display

The signed order authorising the Glencoe Massacre of 1692, in which 38 members of the MacDonald clan were killed, is to go on display this week at the National Library of Scotland, to mark the end of Homecoming.

Also on display will be a hand-written poem by Robert Burns (The Battle of Sherramuir), a Sherlock Holmes tale in the handwriting of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Forlani Map, thought to be the first printed map of Scotland on its own.

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