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Latitude: 56.3814 / 56°22'52"N
Longitude: -4.2155 / 4°12'55"W
OS Eastings: 263293
OS Northings: 723212
OS Grid: NN632232
Mapcode National: GBR 11.1T3C
Mapcode Global: WH4MQ.6VVV
Plus Code: 9C8Q9QJM+GQ
Entry Name: Macdonald Of Glencoe Stone, Ardvorlich
Listing Name: Ardvorlich, the Haugh, Mcdonald of Glencoe Stone
Listing Date: 14 December 1987
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 337741
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6214
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Strathearn
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
This stone, situated on the public road to the N of Ardvorlich, was erected in the 18th century to commemorate a 17th century event. Of significant local historical importance. The McDonald of Glencoe stone is a rough rubble slab, cut to the front but left uncut to the rear. Its design is similar to the stone further E along Loch Earn commemorating the burial of James Stewart of Ardvorlich (see separate list description).
The carving consists of a simple curvilinear decoration above the inscription, which reads: 'Near this spot were interred the bodies of 7 Mcdonalds of Glencoe killed when attempting to harry Ardvorlich Anno Domini 1620'.
As the story goes, the McDonalds, on their way to or from a raid on the Glenartney Forest, resolved to attack Ardvorlich. The lady of the house kept them at bay until the men returned and slaughtered the McDonalds. The bodies were later uncovered during work in the 18th century and this memorial erected.