The Harper’s Cairn: A Tale of Robbery and Murder

Today Muir of Ord is a mostly quiet spot, busy in the summer months with visitors. It was once a thriving market town for cattle being driven down to markets south from the Highlands of Scotland.

In the 17th Century Muir of Ord was the location of a heinous murder – a robbery gone wrong. This story has several versions and is commemorated in the town with a memorial cairn.

The Harper's Cairn in Muir of Ord

The Cairn which is located in the centre of the town is a replica of the War Memorial.

Fiona Grahame

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