After defeat at the battle of Culloden, Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, became a fugitive, hunted all over the Scottish highlands and islands for six months. The price of £30,000 (an enormous amount for the period) was put on his head, but no highlander betrayed him, many, indeed, risked life and limb to assist or shelter him. At Elgol, south west Skye, he was sheltered in the house of Captain John Mackinnon. Here, loyal clansmen keep a close watch on government ships scouring the coastline of Loch Scavaig for the prince. In the distance, the lofty heights of the Cuillin ridge loom over the beautiful Loch Coruisk.