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Invereen CairnAfter the Battle of Culloden (16th April 1746) two exhausted, unknown members of Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s defeated Jacobite Army took refuge for the night in a hollow at the top of the brae. The following morning the sleeping soldiers were executed by marauding Hanoverian dragoons, early victims of the savage retribution inflicted across the Highlands by the Duke of Cumberland’s forces. The bodies were later taken down the slope by local people and buried at the edge of the arable ground.

In 2004 a memorial cairn was built at the grave which incorporates an old inscription stone placed by Mr James Dunbar, Invereen, on the burial mound in 1940.

The top inscription on the cairn reads: "On this spot lies the remains of two Highland soldiers members of the army of Charles Edward Stuart executed nearby while returning home after the Battle of Culloden fought on 16th April 1746"

An Information Board is fixed to a stone plinth at the top of the brae. The Cairn can be found at Grid Ref NH79653/BNG 30124.

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