MHG1325 - Battle Site, Achardale


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Type and Period (1)

  • BATTLE SITE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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Site of Conflict between the Clans Gunn & Keith and Mackay AD 1426 (NAT)
OS 6" map, (1960)

A battle between clans Gunn, Keith and Mackay, latter supporting the Keiths, was fought here in 1426. Nothing is known about the engagement, but it is believed that Clan Gunn had the worst of it, from the fact that the chief of the Mackays was taken before the king at Inverness, for outrages committed on that clan.
Orig Paroch Scot 1855; Name Book 1872.

Apart from local confirmation of the clan battle site there is no further info.

Details of Battle between the Gunns & Keiths "about 500yrs ago" given in The Standing Stones of Caithness. Inverness FC Vol VII p347 - HAW 9.2002

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Grid reference Centred ND 1139 5610 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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