Mort Ghlinne Chomhann: The Massacre of Glencoe

Yesterday, Feb. 13, was the anniversary of the infamous Murder or Massacre of Glencoe, or Mort Ghlinne Chomhann. There were several informative posts about the massacre on social media. Here we share a few:

  • The National Library of Scotland: The actual order sent to Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, instructing him to kill the MacDonalds of Glencoe. He was to spare none below the age of 70.
  • The Virtual Gael: In his blog, Michael Newton examines a Gaelic poem on the massacre, “’S mi ’am shuidh’ air a’ chnocan,” and what it says about the political complexities behind the massacre and how they were viewed by contemporary Gaels.
  • History Scotland: Archaeologists plan to investigate the lost settlements of the Glencoe Massacre. We found this article thanks to the Calum I. MacLean Facebook page, which is dedicated to the Gaelic folklorist and scholar.