I was delighted to get this book when it was republished a couple of years ago as it was surprisingly difficult up until then to find a detailed examination of Alasdair's life and times, which is surprising given that he was such a character. They could make a good TV show based around his life - a giant fearsome Highlander, the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, clan feuds (MacDonalds and Campbells, obviously), battles galore - it's got it all. Mind you, it would depend on your point of view as to whether he was hero or villain.
Maurice Walsh (author of The Quiet Man) wrote a very enjoyable historical romance novel featuring Alasdair, Montrose, Manus O'Cahan and many others called And No Quarter, mostly concerned with Montrose's battles against the Covenanters.
Hereaboots cam Conan, the Cimmerian: daurk-heidit, lowrin-e’ed, claymore in haun; a nabber, a cateran, a mollicatur; whiles a drearifu chiel, gey drum an’ oorie, whiles jinkin an’ rantin, fou o’ dafferie an’ deeviltrie, tae strampil owre the fancie muckle thronis o’ the Yeard wi’ brogan’d feit.
Saor Patrol -- pronounced roughly like "sayer" or "sire" -- is "Scotland's Leading Medieval Rock Band." They counted amongst their fans the late, lamented and legendary Lemmy Kilmister.
They're not just musicians. They're also kilt-deep in the Duncarron project which is building a medieval Highland fortress in north Lanarkshire. To top it off, they're also members of Combat International, serving as extras in movies like Gladiator and Macbeth. Check out the full write-up with more vids here:
Chris Pine made Hell Or High Water with Scottish director David MacKenzie last year, and now they're making a film about Robert The Bruce. They're filming in Scotland just now according to this article --