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Rout Of Moy

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rout Of Moy

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 85381

Site Number NH73SW 1

NGR NH 7298 3464

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Daviot And Dunlichity
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH73SW 1 7298 3464

Name: NH 7298 3464 - Rout of Moy (NAT) (A.D. 1746)

OS 6-inch map, 1900

The Earl of Loudon and his forces were routed here in 1746 by a local blacksmith, who, with a handful of men, gave Loudon the impression of a gathering of the clans.

ISSFC 1898

A watching brief was carried out on part of the battle site during groundbreaking works for a trackway, associated with a new windfarm in the area. The topsoil in the area consisted of around 0.3m of black/dark brown peaty silt overlying orange/red brown sandy gravel subsoil. Outcrops of bedrock and a large number of substantial boulders up to 1m in length were encountered, but no evidence of the battle was found.

M Kirby and S Mitchell 2005


Watching Brief (13 July 2016 - 25 August 2016)

Soil Engineering Ltd commissioned Alder Archaeology to undertake an archaeological watching brief on engineering test pits in advance of dualling the A9 Perth – Inverness road. The present works were located along the A9 corridor between Tomatin and Moy.

No new archaeological remains were discovered. However, two test-pits were relocated to avoid a known surviving stretch of the 18th-century military road laid out by General Wade, and a known cairn commemorating the ‘Rout of Moy’, an episode in the second Jacobite rising (1745 – 6).

Information from Alder Archaeology Ltd.


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