Here, in consecrated ground, rest the mortal remains of Roderick Mackenzie, merchant of Fisherrow, and son of an Edinburgh jeweller, slain by Cumberland’s Redcoat troops late in July 1746, three months after the Battle of Culloden, because he selflesly encouraged them to mistake him for Prince Charles Edward Stuart whom he closely resembled in age, stature and colouring , and whom he served faithfully to the end.
So states the memorial plaque to Roderick Mackenzie, erected by a descendant next to his grave.
And so the Clan Mackenzie Society will embark upon its annual visit to the memorial of Roderick Mackenzie to pay our respects.
We invite you to join us on 12th July for a picnic (BYOP – Bring Your Own Picnic). Please meet at the site of the grave at 12pm.
The memorial can be found at the side of the A887 road in Glenmoriston, near Caennacroc