Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

20/12/2003

Edinburgh Dungeon in Glencoe Revenge

In February 1692 the Cambell’s massacred thirty eight MacDonald’s of Glencoe and forced many others to the snow capped mountains to perish but a recent publicity stunt by Edinburgh Dungeons has shown that the events of that fateful day still resonate.

Edinburgh Dungeons, http://www.thedungeons.com/ , Keen to advertise their restaging of the Glencoe massacre, manager Andrew McDonald sent every Campbell in Edinburgh’s phone directory a voucher saying that they would have to pay a double entrance fee. Unfortunately his plan backfires with about 100 Campbells complained and Edinburgh Dungeon has been forced to mount a damage limitation exercise.

It was on the night of February 13 1692 that a regiment of Campbell soldiers, who had been offered hospitality by the MacDonalds in Glencoe, in the Highlands, turned on their hosts and killed 38 of them. The killings sparked a bloody feud between the two clans.

If you want to find out more about the events of that fateful day then please visit Electric Scotland guide to the glencoe massacre

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/glencoe/

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