Rob Roy set up a business as a cattle drover
and made his home at Inversnaid 5 miles west of
Loch Katrine, on the east side of Loch
1689 - Rob Roy and other MacGregor's join
the First Jacobite Rising to have the
Stuart kings restored to the throne.
1692- the Jacobite's ended the war by
announcing their allegiance to King
1693 - Rob Roy married his cousin Helen
MacGregor. They had a family of four sons named
James, Ranald, Coll, Robert, and adopted a
cousin named Duncan.
1707 - the Union of the Scottish and English
Parliaments takes place.
1711 - Rob Roy borrowed money from the Duke
of Montrose to invest in his cattle droving
business. This money was lost the following
year, said to have been stolen by his head
The Duke of Montrose responded to the loss
of the money by seizing Rob Roy's home and
Rob Roy set about his revenge on the Duke of
Montrose by rustling cattle.
Rob Roy escalated his feud with the Duke
after he kidnapped the Dukes factor when he was
collecting rent from farmers. Rob Roy relieved
the factor of his money and imprisoned him on a
small island in Loch Katrine, now known as
Rob Roy was then accused of forcing
landowners in the area to pay him to protect
1713 - Rob Roy moves to Auchinsallen in Glen
Dochart till it was destroyed during the 1715 -
1716 Jacobite uprising.
1715 - Rob Roy is credited with capturing 22
government guns in Callander.
1715 - Rob Roy is credited with taking part
in the Battle of Sheriffmuir and a raid on
1717 - Rob Roy is captured by government
forces and imprisoned but manages to
1719 - Rob Roy is wounded at the Battle of Glen
Shiel, leading to him setting up home in
the area of Balquhidder.
1722 - Rob Roy reaches an agreement with the
Duke of Montrose to end the feud.
1725 - Rob Roy submits his allegiance to
George I via General Wade, distancing himself
from further Jacobite Risings.
1734 - Rob Roy dies at Balquhidder Glen aged
63, and is buried in Balquhidder Kirkyard.
There seems to be no remains of his home.
The grave also contains his wife and two
2002 - a 92 mile footpath named the Rob Roy Way is set up passing
many places connected to Rob Roy.
Descendants of Rob Roy continued living at
Balquhidder, before moving around Scotland.
Others moved to Canada. Decendants