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MORVERN lines

DURING the Gulf War, a headline caught my attention. It was about a young Kuwaiti soldier who took his life in his hands to recapture a regimental tank flag taken by the enemy during a skirmish on the Iraq border. As the details emerged, it reminded me of a stone in Kiel graveyard, Morvern, and a story connected with it that used to be told in the parish many years ago of an 18-year-old man called Donald Livingstone who rescued his clan banner at Culloden in 1746.

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