Skye, Coire Na Creiche

Battle Site

Site Name Skye, Coire Na Creiche

Classification Battle Site

Canmore ID 11233

Site Number NG42NW 1

NGR NG 43 25

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Bracadale
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG42NW 1 43 25

"Coire na Creiche", 'the hollow of the spoil', so called from its being a favourite retreat with the proceeds of a raid, was in 1601 the site of a conflict between the MacLeods and Macdonalds, and the scene of what was probaly the last great clan battle in Skye.

M E M Donaldson 1923.

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