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Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
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Duncan Macintyre.

In/memory of/DUNCAN MACINTYRE/who died 19 January 1867/aged 78 years/for many years lead forester to/GODFREY Lord MacDONALD/and for 16 years the valued servant of/HARRY Lord MIDDLETON/by whom this stone is/placed.

Picture Added on 23 August 2014.


Duncan b.1789 was a agricultural labourer, followed by deer forester (gamekeeper) and latterly a postmaster. He was the first person to climb the Cuillin mountain range in Skye. On July 7th 1836, he guided Professor Forbes to the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean, in English, “The Peak of the Boys”. The route they pioneered is now known as the Tourist Route The previous year Duncan climbed Bruach na Frithein in English “Hill of the Deer Forrest” or “Angry Hill”.
Added by Kate Cumming on 11 May 2017.

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