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Boyd's Slack, Craignaught Hill

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Boyd's Slack, Craignaught Hill

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 43054

Site Number NS45SW 3

NGR NS 445 519

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Dunlop
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS45SW 3 445 519.

(NS 444 517) Craignaught Hill near Neilston was in 1439 the scene of a conflict between the Stewarts and Boyds.

J Paterson 1847

(NS 445 519) Boyd's Slack: This name applies to a slight opening or hollow near the N end of Craignaught Hill. A road or track formerly ran through it and over Craignaught Hill. Mr A Cochrane (of Grange) states that Sir Thomas Boyd is supposed to have been killed here, when returning with cattle which had been stolen from him, or which he had stolen from the Stewarts.

No further information could be obtained regarding this conflict.

Name Book 1856

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