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On a windswept hill at the top of Skye there's a cemetery. And in that cemetery is the grave of and the monument to Flora Macdonald, perhaps the greatest and most beloved heroine of Scotland.
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It was she who concealed Bonnie Prince Charlie as her maid and managed to hide him away from the British army, which had offered a reward of thirty thousand pounds for his capture after the battle of Culloden in April of 1746.
The inscription on the monument is from Samuel Johnson, who met Flora Macdonald during his tour of the Hebrides in 1773. It reads: "Her name will be mentioned in history and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour."
Many people still drive to this remote spot to honor Flora Macdonald and I suspect most of them come away feeling as one of our party did, who said, "It's a fine spot for her to lie, looking out over the sea."