Posted by: Author | November 2, 2012

Friday Facts- November 2, 2012-The Three Sisters

This is a set of three volcanic mountains in Glencoe, Scotland. They are known as the three sisters and are absolutely stunning in person. These mountains were formed by an ice age glacier. Glencoe is famous for the massacre of members of the MacDonald clan in 1692 by the Campbell clan on orders from King William of Orange since the MacDonalds were late in pledging their allegiance to him. The Campbells came by for a visit and massacred them in their beds.

This is significant for me as I am descended from the clan MacDonald. I got chills standing there in that area where a lot of my ancestors were killed. It was a priceless moment for me to stand there. Chilling but moving.

Today, I’m visiting my friend Connie Phillips here talking about The Gambler’s Brother.

Surfer Bride is also being featured at Blurbs in Bloom here.

Come by and say hi if you get a chance.

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  1. I am enjoying your pix and info about Scotland.

    • Thanks Flossie. It was a wonderful trip. I fell completely in love with the place. I want to come back as a Scot in my next life. LOL!

  2. Thanks for sharing your travels with us Jillian. I look forward to more.

    • Glad to share, Lavada. Even gladder that you’re interested in my ‘vacation’ photos. The modern version of the home movie. hehehe

  3. Cool mountains, Jillian. Interestingly enough, they look very similar in look and vegetation to the hills we saw while visiting Iceland (VERY cool place to visit, by the way). MacDonald stories are timely for me, since I’m reading Margaret Mallory’s The Warrior, at the moment, which is also based on a MacDonald clan.

    • Iceland is on my list. I want to go so bad. I’m going to someday.

      Love that this tied in to what you’re reading.


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