MHG2432 - Battle Site, Ben Moir


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

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While the Earl of Sutherland was in the South of Scotland, John More MacKay invaded Sutherland with a company of men. They spoiled the east corner of the country and burnt and demolished St. Ninian's chapel, in Navidale. The Sutherland men however under Mack-Wick-Kames, chief of the Clan Gunn overtook them at the foot of Ben Moir in Berriedale. There the Sutherlands ambushed them beside the water of Garwary. The Mackays were defeated.
R Gordon 1813.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0099 2400 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND02SW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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