Achardale

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Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 8302
Site Number ND15NW 12
NGR ND 114 561
Council HIGHLAND
Parish HALKIRK
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District CAITHNESS
Former County CAITHNESS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

ND15NW 12 114 561.

(ND 114 561) Site of Conflict between the Clans Gunn & Keith and Mackay AD 1426 (NAT)
OS 6" map, (1960)

A battle between the clans Gunn, Keith and Mackay, the latter supporting the Keiths, was fought here in 1426. Nothing is known about the engagement, but it is believed that the Clan Gunn had the worst of it, from the fact that the chief of the Mackays was taken before the king at Inverness, for outrages committed on that clan.
Orig Paroch Scot 1855; Name Book 1872.

Apart from local confirmation of the clan battle site there is no further information.

 
Books and References

OPS (1855) Origines parochiales Scotiae: the antiquities ecclesiastical and territorial of the parishes of Scotland,, vol.2, 2 Edinburgh
Page(s): 762 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.BAN

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No. 4, 117 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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