Perth, North Inch

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Alternative Names 'The Battle Of The Clans'; Inch Of Perth
Site Type BATTLE SITE, COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT
Canmore ID 28399
Site Number NO12SW 34
NGR NO 1175 2397
Council PERTH AND KINROSS
Parish PERTH
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District PERTH AND KINROSS
Former County PERTHSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NO12SW 34 1175 2397.

(Name: NO 1183 2407). Supposed site of The Battle of the Clans. (NR) Between Clan Chattan and Clan Kay (1396).
OS 6" map, (1959)

In 1396, in an attempt to settle a Highland feud, a judicial combat was fought on the Inch of Perth between thirty men of the Clan Chattan and thirty of the Clan Kay. The story has been imortalised by Scott in "The Fair Maid of Perth", but nothing is known of the background and nature of the feud.
There is a stone commemmorating the battle at NO 1175 2397 (information from M E C Stewart 9 January 1961).
W C Dickerson 1961.

 
Books and References

Dickinson, W C (1961) Scotland from the earliest times to 1603, (A new history of Scotland, vol. 1; vol 2 by G S Pryde) Edinburgh
Page(s): 202 Held at RCAHMS C.1.3.NEW

Shaw, A M (1874) History of the clan battle at Perth, 1396, London

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