Ben Alder  Inverness Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Ben Alder like this:

Ben Alder or Ben Auler, a broad wild range of the central Grampians, on the southern border of Laggan parish, S Inverness-shire, extending between Loch Laggan and Loch Ericht. It presents grandly picturesque features, and culminates at an altitude of 3757 feet above sea-level, 2¼ miles W of Loch Ericht. Near Benalder Lodge, at its southern base, is a remarkable cave, in which Prince Charles Edward lay concealed in September 1746. Benalder deer-forest (Sir Jn. Ramsden's, of Ardverikie) is rented in 1881 for £2560.

Ben Alder through time

Ben Alder is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ben Alder itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ben Alder, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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