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The most talked-about stag in Europe

ON AUGUST 25, 1893, the sound of a rifle shot echoed round Coire nan Gall, a remote and wild place lying between Loch Quoich and Loch Nevis.

The man who pulled the trigger was Michael Arthur Bass (1837-1909), first Baron Burton, and the stag he killed became more famous than Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen – not because it had 20 points, but over the question of whether it was born in the Highlands or an English deer park.

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