MHG11130 - Battle Site, Crioslach


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

In June 1589, James Sinclair of Murkle, the Earl of Caithness' brother, crossed the Sutherland border in the heights of Strath Kildonan, and in Strathbrora began to drive off cattle; but the Sutherland men, under Houcheon MacKay, overtook them at Crissaligh, and in the skirmish that followed, Sinclair's forces were driven back across the border.
A MacKay 1914; R Gordon 1813.

It is probable that this conflict took place at Crioslach (NC 7777 1570), but no further information was encountered.
Visited by OS (WD J) 13 July 1961.

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Grid reference Centred NC 7699 1500 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC71NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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