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

NG62SW 13 624 234.

"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 - NG62SW 2)

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

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