Despite the many legends that have been woven
and embellished, it would seem that the raid into Glenfruin by the MacGregors
and sundry lawless highlanders from varioius clans was just another in
a continuing series of attacks undertaken by the Clan MacGregor, as it
had done many, many years before. On this occasion, armed with a
warrant from the king to raise men to protect his property, Alexander Colquhoun
and his freinds met the raiders head on.
From then on, retribution was swift and suprisingly severe. Today
Glenfruin is realatively empty, but little else has changed along this
quiet glen, and up on the hill at the western head of the Glen stands the
monument to those who fought and died that day.
The inscription reads:
Near this spot The Battle of Glenfruin was fought between Clan Colquhoun and Clan Gregor on 7th February