The museum is custodian to the Victoria Cross of a brave Fraser, Major Bissett VC 1893-1971. "BISSETT, WILLIAM DAVIDSON. For most conspicuous bravery and leadership east of Maine, France, on 25th October, 1918, when in command of a platoon, which he led to its objective with great dash. Later, owing to casualties he took command of the company and handled it with great skill after a determined enemy counter attack had turned his left flank. Realizing the danger he withdrew to the railway thus temporarily saving the situation. The enemy however continued to advance in force after his men had exhausted their ammunition.

The Castle
Thereupon, under heavy fire he mounted the railway embankment, and calling to his men to charge with the bayonet, drove back the enemy with heavy loss, and later again charging forward established his line. By his splendid example and fine leadership, Lieutenant Bissett was the means of saving a critical situation. "

The museum opening times are Easter to 30th Sept 7 days a week 9.30am to 5.00pm, October to Easter 7 days 10.00 to 4.15pm. Last entrance to the museum is 15 minutes before those stated above. Entrance to the museum is free however Historic Scotland, the body which looks after the rest of the Stirling castle, charges both a car park fee and an entrance fee. Website The magnificent castle is of great historic and strategic importance to Scotland, with many battles being fought in the area and is well worth a visit, as is the town, once capitol of Scotland, for its many ancient buildings.


A lovely village, it is at the heart of Fraser of Lovat, there's the Fraser Room Museum in the Beauly Centre, the Priory and the monument to the Lovat Scouts. The regiment was raised by the 16th Lord Lovat, for the Boer War, he realised the benefits of Highland knowledge and they could penetrate 15 miles behind the enemy lines without support. They were mounted Yeomanry and unusually they were mounted, not on horses but highland garrons. They fought in many theatres of war eg Gallipoli in WWI and Italy in WWII.
The village has a good smattering of traditional shops, tea rooms and hotels, where the traditional Scots High Tea can be had, especially at the renowned Lovat Arms Hotel (Any visiting Fraser is welcome to a cup of coffee at the Lovat Arms if they make themselves known as Frasers!). Beauly is also famous for the shortest railway platform in Britain. It's situated on the Beauly Firth not far from Inverness.