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Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Torvaine

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Torbane

Canmore ID 13540

Site Number NH64SE 8

NGR NH 6541 4346

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH64SE 8 6541 4346

See also NH64SE 56.

(NH 6541 4346) "Donald Bane, a Hebridean chief, and leader of a body of islemen, who, in 1187, encountered a party from the Castle of Inverness, headed by Duncan Mackintosh, son of the governor, who as well as his principal opponent, is said to have perished in the conflict".

(The cairn at Torvaine (NH64SE 6) is said to be the burial place of Donald Bane; so, presumably, the alleged battle took place in this area).

New Statistical Account (NSA, A Rose, A Clark, R Macpherson) 1845.

No further information was obtained regarding this alleged battle.

Visited by OS (R L) 20 September 1969.


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