Corpach

Battle Site

Site Name Corpach

Classification Battle Site

Canmore ID 23710

Site Number NN17NW 6

NGR NN 10 76

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NN17NW 6 10 76.

About the year 1470 a fierce battle was fought at Corpach between the MacLeans and the Camerons. The former had been given the Cameron lands by Alexander, Lord of the Isles, after his release from Tantallon Castle, as punishment for the Camerons fighting against Donald Balloch. The Camerons were led in the battle by their chief Ailean nan Creach, and completely routed the Maclean forces. Thus these lands returned to their rightful owners.

D B MacCulloch 1938

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Visited by OS (NKB) 6 May 1970

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