Torvaine

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Alternative Names Torbane
Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 13540
Site Number NH64SE 8
NGR NH 6541 4346
Council HIGHLAND
Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District INVERNESS
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH64SE 8 6541 4346

See also NH64SE 56.

(NH 6541 4346) "Donald Bane, a Hebridean chief, and leader of a body of islemen, who, in 1187, encountered a party from the Castle of Inverness, headed by Duncan Mackintosh, son of the governor, who as well as his principal opponent, is said to have perished in the conflict".
(The cairn at Torvaine (NH64SE 6) is said to be the burial place of Donald Bane; so, presumably, the alleged battle took place in this area).
New Statistical Account (NSA, A Rose, A Clark, R Macpherson) 1845.

No further information was obtained regarding this alleged battle.
Visited by OS (R L) 20 September 1969.

 
Books and References

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 14, Inverness-shire, 14 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

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