The Murder of the “ Red Fox “ - a mystery unsolved for over 250 years
Further Reading : I would recommend a superb book written by Dr James Hunter called Culloden and the Last Clansman published by Mainstream ( ISBN 1840184833) Jim Hunter grew up in Appin and as a child played in the ruins of the house of James of the Glen . He helped found the Scottish Crofters Union and for a number of years chaired the Board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise . He has written extensively on the Clearances and other matters concerning the Highlands .
BBC NEWS SUMMARY 05 September 2013
The Appin murder inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write Kidnapped.
Modern forensic techniques have been used in an effort to reveal evidence in the case.
As well as a reconstruction of Ailean Breac's face there has been a detailed examination of how the murder weapon would have fired.
The experts include forensic scientist Prof David Barclay, retired judge Lord Kenneth Cameron of Lochbroom and historian Prof James Hunter.
Prof Hunter, who as a boy played in the ruins of Seumas a' Ghlinne's house in Duror, wrote a book about the case.
In setting out the murder's historical context for the review, Prof Hunter said Ailean Breac and Donald were suspected of the shooting.
The historian said: "To be part of this review has been one of the most enjoyable things that I have done in a long time.
"To see work of the forensic experts and scientists, and the seriousness and amount of effort they have put in, has been fascinating."
The team has been presenting its findings during a two-day event in Fort William. It concludes later on Thursday.