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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 643523

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


HY31SW 14 344 105

See also HY31SW 15.

(HY 345 104). Site of Battle (NR) Between the forces of the Earl of Caithness and Sir James Sinclair AD 1529.

OS 6" map, Orkney, 2nd ed., (1903).

On May 18th, 1529, the Earl of Caithness and Lord Sinclair, whose forces had invaded Orkney by sea, were beaten at '..a place call'd Summersdale ...' by the 'People of the Country', under Sir James Sinclair.

J Wallace 1700.

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