Ewan MacPhee

1785 - 1850

Outlaw, known as Scotland's last bandit. With little choice, MacPhee was enlisted into the army by his laird, MacDonnell of Glengarry, at the time of the Napoleonic Wars and it was not long before he deserted. This being a capital offence, he took to the hills. He was arrested, but escaped and spent the remainder of his life on a small island in Loch Quoich. He lived by poaching, keeping goats and selling his home-distilled whisky. He kidnapped a young girl to become his wife, carrying her on his back over the hills. However, the couple lived happily and she bore him several children.

Much later MacPhee's island was submerged as the level of the loch was raised when it was dammed as part of the Garry-Moriston Hydro-Electric Scheme.

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