Skye, Goir A' Bhlair, Broadford

Battle Site

Site Name Skye, Goir A' Bhlair, Broadford

Classification Battle Site

Canmore ID 11589

Site Number NG62SW 13

NGR NG 624 234

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

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 - )

Visited by OS (C F W) 13 June 1961.

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