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Rullion Green

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rullion Green

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Battle Of Rullion Green; Battle Of The Pentland Hills; Turnhouse

Canmore ID 51861

Site Number NT26SW 10

NGR NT 218 625

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Glencorse
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26SW 10 218 625

(Name centred: NT 2260 6250) Site of Battle (NR) between Covenanters and Royal Troops AD 1666.

OS 25" map (1907)

For associated monument ('Martyrs' Tomb') at NT 22234 62316, see NT26SW 9.

For 'Covenanters' Encampment' (NT 2210 6224), see NT26SW 11.

The Battle of Rullion Green or Battle of the Pentland Hills was fought between Royalist troops under Dalziel and Covenanters under Wallace on 28 November 1666, and resulted in the defeat of the Covenanters. (Examination of the plan in Terry 1905 with which Sidgwick agrees - together with the detailed account by Terry, shows that the OS siting is incorrect and that the action was centred to the west of Turnhouse at approximately NT 218 625).

C S Terry 1905; M Sidgwick 1906


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