MHG2044 - Battle Site, Moor of Tannach


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

About 1464 (Morrison 1883; Gunn and Mackay 1897), in 1438 (Campbell 1920), the Keiths and the Gunns fought a clan battle on the Moor of Tannach west of Wick. The Keiths won.
H Morrison 1883; A Gunn and J Mackay 1897; A MacKay 1914; H F Campbell 1920.

The elderly resident of Kinlochy (Mrs E Thompson) recounted that according to her father the conflict had traditionally taken place in the vicinity of ND 330 475.
Visited by OS (J B) 19 August 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3299 4750 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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