Skye, Goir A' Bhlair, Broadford

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Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 11589
Site Number NG62SW 13
NGR NG 624 234
Council HIGHLAND
Parish STRATH
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NG62SW 13 624 234.

"Near the Post Office at Broadford is Goir a' Bhlair, 'the field of battle', were one of the most decisive Norse Battles was fought."
M E M Donaldson 1923.

Goir a' Bhlair is a large tract of peat-moss extending from the vicinity of Broadford Post Office (NG 639236) to the foot of Beinn na Caillich (NG 612230); the battle referred to was a Clan battle involving the Mackinnons (Information from Captain Campbell, Broadford).
(It is perhaps not without significance that the remains of two chambered cairns fall within the area - NG62SW 2)
Visited by OS (C F W) 13 June 1961.

 
Books and References

Donaldson, M E M (1923) Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands, Revision Paisley
Page(s): 126 Held at RCAHMS D.6.DON

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