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Battle Of Blairnacoi, Drumderfit Hill

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Battle Of Blairnacoi, Drumderfit Hill

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 13574

Site Number NH65SE 11

NGR NH 656 521

NGR Description Centred NH 656 521

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Knockbain
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH65SE 11 centred 656 521

(NH 644 502) Site of the Battle of Blairnacoi (NR) AD. 1340.

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

(NH 656 521) A battle is said to have taken place on Blair-na-coi, between the MacDonalds of the Isles and the inhabitants of Inverness, in 1340. A cairn (NH65SW 7) said to commemorate it lies about 1/2 mile SW of Drumderfit.

NSA 1845; OS Name Book 1872; A J Beaton 1885.

No local information. Siting not confirmed.

Visited by OS (R B), 28 March 1966.

The tradition of the battle may have arisen from the clearance heaps on Drumderfit Hill (See NH65SE 5).

Visited by OS (A A), 11 November 1971.


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