Glamis Kirkyard

The Cathro Family Resting Place

This area contains graves of the Cathro family, one-time farmers in Glen Ogilvy.

One such family member buried here is John Cathro.

In 1689, while John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, was engaged in battle at Killiecrankie, near Pitlochry and Blair Atholl, John Cathro was his factor and rent collector.

John, on the day of battle, was reputed to have delivered collected rent money to his Laird to pay for the wages and expenses of the army.

Viscount Dundee has been immortalised in these two traditional Scottish songs.

"Braes O' Killiecrankie"

Whaur hae ye been sae braw lad?
Whaur hae ye been sae cantie-o?
Whaur hae ye been sae braw lad?
Cam' ye by Killiecrankie-o?

Chorus:-
And ye hae been whaur I hae been
Ye wadna been sae cantie-o
And ye had seen what I hae seen
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

I fought at land.I fought at sea
At hame I fought my auntie-o
But I met the Devil and Dundee
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

And ye hae been whaur I hae been, etc.

The bold Pitcur fell wi' a fur
And Clavers gat a clankie-o
And I had fed an Atholl gled
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

And ye hae been whaur I hae been, etc.

O fie, McKay, what gart ye lie
In the bush ayont the brankie-o?
Ye'd better kissed King Willie's loof.
Than come by Killiecrankie-o

And ye hae been whaur I hae been, etc.

There's nae shame, there's nae shame
There's nae shame tae swankie-o
There's soor slaes on Atholl's braes
And the De'il's at Killiecrankie-o

And ye hae been whaur I hae been, etc.

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The Cathro Family's Resting Place

"Bonnie Dundee"

Tae the Lords of convention 'twas Claverhouse spoke,
'Ere the King's crown go down there are crowns tae be broke;
So each Cavalier that loves honour and me,
Let him follow the bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee.

Chorus :-
Come fill up my cup, come fill up my can,
Come saddle my horses and call out my men;
Unhook the west port and let us gae free,
For it's up wi' the bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee.

Dundee he is mounted, he rides up the street,
The bells they ring backward, the drums they are beat;
But the provost (douce man) said, "Just e'en let it be,
For the toun is weel rid o' that devil Dundee."

Come fill up my cup, etc.

There are hills beyond Pentland, and lands beyond Forth,
Be there lords in the south, there are chiefs in the north;
There are brave Duinnewassals three thousand times three,
Will cry 'Hey for the bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee.'

Come fill up my cup, etc.

"Then awa' tae the hills, tae the lea, tae the rocks,
'Ere I own a usurper I'll crouch with the fox;
And tremble false Whigs in the midst o' your glee,
Ye hae no seen the last o' my bonnets and me."

Come fill up my cup, etc.

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