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Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glenfruin

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Auchengaich; Glen Fruin; Battle Of Glen Fruin

Canmore ID 41400

Site Number NS28NE 1

NGR NS 2760 8940

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Rhu
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS28NE 1 2760 8940

See also NS28NE 11.

(Name NS 2760 8940) Site of a Conflict between the Macgregors and Colquhouns AD 1603 (NAT)

OS 6" map (1923)

The Battle of Glenfruin was fought on the 7th February, 1603 and resulted in the defeat of the Colquhouns of Luss by the Macgregors of Glenstra.

F H Groome 1879

There is no place which can be marked as the exact site of this Battle; but it is supposed to have taken place in a large flat piece of ground near Auchingaich.

Name Book 1896

Excavations at mound NS28NE 11, traditionally thought to have been the burial place of the Colquhouns killed in this battle, showed it to be a Bronze Age cairn.

J G Scott 1967; Edinburgh Evening News August 1967.


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