From Pictish times and beyond, The Cabrach has been a rebellious land and a place of secrets. The Cabrach’s hunting forests were once the pride of Scottish kings. Centuries later it became Gordon clan territory where deadly battles with rival families took place over disputed land, livestock and more.
During the 18th century the area became a stronghold for the Jacobites, as portrayed in the hugely successful TV drama ‘Outlander’. Legend has it that the maid who once lived at the Trust’s headquarters at Inverharroch Farm was slain by the Duke of Cumberland’s army after she barred the door to allow a Jacobite leader to escape over the moor.