Rout Of Moy

Battle Site

Site Name Rout Of Moy

Classification Battle Site

Canmore ID 85381

Site Number NH73SW 1

NGR NH 7298 3464

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Daviot And Dunlichity
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH73SW 1 7298 3464

Name: NH 7298 3464 - Rout of Moy (NAT) (A.D. 1746)

OS 6-inch map, 1900

The Earl of Loudon and his forces were routed here in 1746 by a local blacksmith, who, with a handful of men, gave Loudon the impression of a gathering of the clans.

ISSFC 1898

A watching brief was carried out on part of the battle site during groundbreaking works for a trackway, associated with a new windfarm in the area. The topsoil in the area consisted of around 0.3m of black/dark brown peaty silt overlying orange/red brown sandy gravel subsoil. Outcrops of bedrock and a large number of substantial boulders up to 1m in length were encountered, but no evidence of the battle was found.

M Kirby and S Mitchell 2005

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