On 31st December 1720 Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart) was born in Rome. Also known as The Young Pretender he landed in Scotland with his followers in 1745 capturing Edinburgh and setting up court at the Palace of Holyrood. His decision to march on London brought him head on with an army led by the Duke of Cumberland, and defeat at Culloden,
Roxburghshire, Scotland - where my Rutherford ancestors came from. So far as I know, they are the only family of my Border Reiver ancestors that came to the Colonies directly from Scotland - the others spent a few generations in Northern Ireland before making the trip across the Atlantic ocean.
MacLACHALAN of MacLachalan Quarterly, 1st, Or, a lion rampant, Gules; 2nd, Argent, a dexter hand, couped, fessways, holding a cross patée, paleways, Gules; 3rd, Or, a lymphad, her oars in saltire, Sable, plased on the sea, Proper; 4th, Argent, on a base, undée, Vert, a salmon, naiant, Proper.
Homecoming 2009 video featuring famous Scots singing Dougie MacLean's "Caledonia." Amy MacDonald, Chris Hoy, Brian Cox, Sam Torrance, Eddi Reader, Kelly Brown and Thom Evans, Sandi Thom, Sir Sean Connery, and Lulu.