MHG2005 - Battle Site, (980/<1014) Skitten


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  • BATTLE SITE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

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Liot, Earl of Caithness and Orkney, was fatally wounded in battle with Scottish Earl Magbiod (? MacBeth) at Skida Myre (Skitten: ND 318 570) in 980 AD. He was succeeded by his nephew, Sigurd, who met the Scottish Earl Finlay in battle at the same place before 1014. In both battles, the Norse were victorious.
J Anderson 1873.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3179 5699 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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