James Stewart Memorial, Ballachulish

James Stewart Memorial marks the spot at which a Scottish merchant, victim of a notorious injustice, was executed in 1752. Stewart was wrongfully accused of assisting an unsolved murder during a politically sensitive climate in the wake of a Jacobite rebellion--his body was left hanging for 18 months as a warning. You can get all the gruesome details from a plaque and learn that this story inspired a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Use our Glencoe travel route planner to visit James Stewart Memorial on your trip to Glencoe, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I was staying at the Ballachulish Hotel which is under the bridge. The Memorial is off the road on the level of the bridge and it is reached from under the bridge by steep stairs. I climbed the...  more »
  • Lovely experience one that i will certainly take friends and family on when they visit, head to the top the view is well worth it! Most beautiful part of Scotland.  more »

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