MHG10540 - Battle Site, Alltnabeth


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  • BATTLE SITE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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Site of Conflict of Altunbeth (NR) AD 1542.
OS 6"map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

Site of conflict of Alltnabeth AD 1542: This name applies to a battlefield situated in and about the district of Cnoc Arthur. The conflict took place about AD 1542 between Donald McKay and the followers of the Earl of Sutherland. Name Book 1871.

After the death of Earl Adam of Sutherland, Donald MacKay came with a company of men in 1542, burning the village of Knockartoll and plundering Strathbrora. The Sutherland lairds hastily assembled and overtook MacKay beside Aldy-ne-Beth. They made a very sudden attack upon MacKay. There was a hard sharp conflict; the Strathnaver men fled and the booty was recovered. R Gordon 1813.

No information found regarding this skirmish.
Visited by OS (W D J) 22 April 1964.

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Grid reference Centred NC 7499 0699 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC70NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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