Members of the public took part in a memorial service led by minister Simon McKenzie in the Scottish Highlands to mark the anniversary of the Massacre of Glencoe.

Glencoe massacre: These moving images show those remembering the victims of the 1692 killings

ON THIS day - the 13th February - in 1692, an event occurred that was to become one of the most bloodiest and shocking in Scotland’s history.

In what came to be known as the Massacre of Glencoe - or in Scottish Gaelic Mort Ghlinne Comhann (murder of Glen Coe) - 34 men, two women and two children of the clan MacDonald were murdered in cold blood.

An estimated 30 members and associates of Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by government forces, on the grounds they had not been signed an oath of allegiance to King William III.

1. Clan members killed

An estimated 30 members and associates of Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by government forces, on the grounds they had not been signed an oath of allegiance to King William III.
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The attack was carried out simultaneously in three places along the glen - Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon

2. Where the massacre happened

The attack was carried out simultaneously in three places along the glen - Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon
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The attackers, the first and second companies of the Earl of Argylls Regiment of Foot, under the command of Captain Robert Campbell, had stayed amongst the MacDonalds for several days before the eventual massacre.

3. Attackers knew their victims

The attackers, the first and second companies of the Earl of Argylls Regiment of Foot, under the command of Captain Robert Campbell, had stayed amongst the MacDonalds for several days before the eventual massacre.
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The day before the betrayal, a captain named Drummond arrived bearing instructions for Robert Campbell, from his superior officer, Major Duncanson.

4. Captain Drummond

The day before the betrayal, a captain named Drummond arrived bearing instructions for Robert Campbell, from his superior officer, Major Duncanson.
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