Wardlaw Mausoleum

I visited Wardlaw Mausoleum this weekend, as part of the research for my commission for the Spirit of the Highlands project at Inverness Castle.

The Mausoleum was built in 1634 as the burial place for the Lovat Frasers, and is perhaps most associated these days with the ‘Old Fox’ – the Lord Lovat of the Jacobite Rebellion, who was supposed to be buried in the crypt there.

However I was there to research the Reverend James Fraser: minister, traveller, historian, linguist and writer – author of the ‘Wardlaw Manuscript’, the ‘Triennial Travels’ and more.

There is a fine plaque to James Fraser inside the mausoleum, and also a memorial stone to him outside.

The Mausoleum is always a fascinating place to visit: you can find out more about it on their website http://wardlawmausoleum.com/

Spirit:360 is supported by Highland Place Partnership, by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership Programme, and is administered by High Life Highland, as part of the Spirit of the Highlands project. #Spirit360 #SpiritOfTheHighlands #SpiritSpotlight #Spiorad360

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