This is the home of Sir Thomas Macpherson, the most decorated soldier in the British Army and the grandson of a Newtonmore crofter. Sir Tommy's many war exploits are described in his autobiography Behind Enemy Lines (2010).
His operations with the French resistance were so successful that the Germans described him as "A bandit masquerading as a Scottish officer" and put a bounty on his head. His most famous action was bluffing 23,000 German troops who were advancing on the Normandy beach-head to surrender after he arrived at their headquarters accompanied only by a doctor and French officer. Sir Tommy's many decorations include the Military Cross, the Croix de Guerre and a papal knighthood.
Macpherson, T. (2010) Behind Enemy Lines