Battle Site

Site Name Achardale

Classification Battle Site

Canmore ID 8302

Site Number ND15NW 12

NGR ND 114 561

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Halkirk
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND15NW 12 114 561.

(ND 114 561) Site of Conflict between the Clans Gunn & Keith and Mackay AD 1426 (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1960)

A battle between the clans Gunn, Keith and Mackay, the latter supporting the Keiths, was fought here in 1426. Nothing is known about the engagement, but it is believed that the Clan Gunn had the worst of it, from the fact that the chief of the Mackays was taken before the king at Inverness, for outrages committed on that clan.

Orig Paroch Scot 1855; Name Book 1872.

Apart from local confirmation of the clan battle site there is no further information.



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