Skye, Goir A' Bhlair, Broadford
Battle Site (Period Unassigned)
- Council Highland
- Parish Strath
- Former Region Highland
- Former District Skye And Lochalsh
- Former County Inverness-shire
NG62SW 13 624 234.
"Near the Post Office at Broadford is Goir a' Bhlair, 'the field of battle', were one of the most decisive Norse Battles was fought."
M E M Donaldson 1923.
Goir a' Bhlair is a large tract of peat-moss extending from the vicinity of Broadford Post Office (NG 639236) to the foot of Beinn na Caillich (NG 612230); the battle referred to was a Clan battle involving the Mackinnons (Information from Captain Campbell, Broadford).
(It is perhaps not without significance that the remains of two chambered cairns fall within the area - NG62SW 2)
Visited by OS (C F W) 13 June 1961.