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Spittal Farm, Skida Mire

Battle Site (10th Century)(Possible)

Site Name Spittal Farm, Skida Mire

Classification Battle Site (10th Century)(Possible)

Canmore ID 8332

Site Number ND15SE 12

NGR ND 1782 5424

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Watten
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND15SE 12 1782 5424.

(ND 1782 5424) Supposed Site of Battle (NR)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

Torfaeus (1866) says this is the site of the Battle of Skida Mire, between Liotus Earl of Orkney and his brother, Sculius, for the Earldom of Caithness, during the reign of Malcolm I (943-54).

The New Statistical Account (NSA, 1845) says the battle took place at Kilmster in Bower parish.

NSA 1845; T Torfaeus 1866; Name Book 1871; RCAHMS 1911.


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