Cairn marking supposed birthplace of Flora MacDonald

Dedicated to: 

Clan Donald raised this cairn of remembrance to their kinswoman Flora MacDonald daughter of Ranald, son of Angus of Milton South Uist. She was born in 1722 near this place and spent her early life in the house that stood on this foundation. When pursuit was drawing near to the Prince in the Long Island she greatly aided him by her heroism and endurance to gain shelter in the Isle of Skye.

Erected by: 
Clan Donald Society
Near Milton, South Uist
Additional information: 

The memorial cairn is within the walls of an old building.

According to the RCAHMS, 'The actual house in which Flora MacDonald was born was not located. The ruins in which the cairn is situated are considered by the local population to be those of the house in which Flora MacDonald was born. This was confirmed by the factor of South Uist Estates who considers the inscription on the plaque an error. Around the site are the remains of a few deserted buildings.'

OS Grid coordinates: NF 7410 2691