Prince on the run: new exhibition at Kildonan Museum


30 July 2019
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Members of the Future Curators Group at Kildonan Museum spoke to us about what they learnt whilst preparing the new Prince on the Run exhibition.
Prince on the run: new exhibition at Kildonan Museum Images

Members of the Future Curators Group at Kildonan Museum spoke to us about what they learnt whilst preparing the new Prince on the Run exhibition.

I learnt lots of things about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s story. The main thing I learnt was that Bonnie Prince Charlie didn’t marry Flora MacDonald.

Marshall MacDonald was Neil MacEachen’s son. Neil MacEachen changed his name to Neil MacDonald when he went to France with the Prince so he could not be traced as helping the Prince to escape. Marshall MacDonald wore two epaulettes with two stars which represented his rank as a Brigade General awarded during the French Revolution.

I learnt different things about Marshall MacDonald such as the baton he always had with him. I learnt lots of stuff about Flora MacDonald like she was born in Milton, South Uist. She helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to Skye.

Bonnie Prince Charlie dressed up as a maid and escaped to Skye.

I find it quite interesting and I found a lot out about Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie and the events that happened.

We learnt about Kingsburgh House in Skye where the Prince went to after escaping from Rossinish, Benbecula. His escape was organised by Flora MacDonald and Neil MacEachen. 

A Prince on the Run is at Kildonan Museum, South Uist, until 30 October 2019. For details, visit the website