MHG8224 - Battle Site, Blair Na Coi


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 656 521.

(NH 644 502) Site of the Battle of Blairnacoi (NR) AD. 1340.
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

(NH 656 521) A battle is said to have taken place on Blair-na-coi, between MacDonalds of the Isles and inhabitants of Inverness, in 1340. A cairn (NH65SW 7) said to commemorate it lies about 1/2 mile SW of Drumderfit.
NSA 1845; A J Beaton 1885; Name Book 1872.

No local info. Siting not confirmed. Visited by OS (R B) 28 March 1966.

The tradition of the battle may have arisen from the clearance heaps on Drumderfit Hill (See NH65SE 5).
Visited by OS (A A) 11 November 1971.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6560 5209 (50m by 50m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH65SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

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