A basket-hilted highland dress sword which belonged to Brigadier Sir Gregor MacGregor of MacGregor.
Sword of MacGregor of MacGregor by Unknown Artist, c. 1822
© National Museum of Scotland
- Silver, steel & citrine
- 84.3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,448 ( Total: £20,895)
- Acquired in:
The hilt incorporates elements of an earlier sword, said to have been carved at the Battle of Culloden by a MacGregor ancestor. This sword is linked to the 1822 visit to Edinburgh of King George IV, the first by a reigning monarch of Scotland since 1651
Made for MacGregor of MacGregor and in the possession of his descendents since then.