Perth, North Inch

Battle Site, Commemorative Monument

Site Name Perth, North Inch

Classification Battle Site, Commemorative Monument

Alternative Name(s) 'the Battle Of The Clans'; Inch Of Perth

Canmore ID 28399

Site Number NO12SW 34

NGR NO 1175 2397

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 34 1175 2397.

(Name: NO 1183 2407). Supposed site of The Battle of the Clans. (NR) Between Clan Chattan and Clan Kay (1396).

OS 6" map, (1959)

In 1396, in an attempt to settle a Highland feud, a judicial combat was fought on the Inch of Perth between thirty men of the Clan Chattan and thirty of the Clan Kay. The story has been imortalised by Scott in "The Fair Maid of Perth", but nothing is known of the background and nature of the feud.

There is a stone commemmorating the battle at NO 1175 2397 (information from M E C Stewart 9 January 1961).

W C Dickerson 1961.

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