The History of Leith

February 20, 2007

Golden chance or great pretender?

IT RESEMBLES an old tattered letter from a pirate’s chest and was rediscovered by chance in a bric-a-brac shop, but the 18th-century document could help solve one of the most tantalising mysteries of Scottish history and has sparked a Highland goldrush.

The legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s gold – a shipment of coins worth £5m at today’s prices and landed on the Scottish coast by his French allies to support the Jacobite rebellion in 1745 – has intrigued historians for centuries. for more click here

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