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Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tannach

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Battle Of Tannach

Canmore ID 8964

Site Number ND34NW 10

NGR ND 330 475

NGR Description ND c. 330 475

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND34NW 10 c. 330 475

About 1464 (Morrison 1883; Gunn and Mackay 1897), in 1438 (Campbell 1920), the Keiths and the Gunns fought a clan battle on the Moor of Tannach west of Wick. The Keiths won.

H Morrison 1883; A Gunn and J Mackay 1897; A MacKay 1914; H F Campbell 1920.

The elderly resident of Kinlochy (Mrs E Thompson) recounted that according to her father the conflict had traditionally taken place in the vicinity of ND 330 475.

Visited by OS (J B), 19 August 1982.


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