Although the characters and events in THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE, released in 1953, are fictional, the story is set during the actual Jacobite rising of 1745. The rebellion started in Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands, a historical location that can be seen in the film.
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The village of Glenfinnan in the Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland is best known for the railway viaduct (see also Glenfinnan Viaduct). In 1815 a monument was erected to commemorate the raising of the Jacobite standard by Bonnie Prince Charlie. It is a tower with a statue of an anonymous highlander on top. Obviously it is not in the film, but Loch Schiel can be seen in the background. Both the viaduct, the monument as well as the lake are also on the Scottish £ 10 bank note.
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|Glenfinnan monument and Loch Schiel, 5 August 2011|
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|Scottish Highlands near Glenfinnan, 5 August 2011|
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