Monday 21 May 2012

Scottish battlefields conservation inventory

Historic Scotland ( is considering adding eleven former battlefields to its Inventory of Historic Battlefields. The battles under consideration are:
  • Blar na Léine (Battle of the Shirts) - 1544 - settled the issue of the leadership of Clanranald in favour of the MacDonalds
  • Dunbar - 1296 - the first battle of the Scottish Wars of Independence
  • Dunkeld - 1689 - the first Jacobite Rising
  • Glenlivet - 1595 - a religious battle between the Catholic forces of George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, and Frances Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll, and the Protestant army of Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll
  • Inverlochy - 1431 - James I's attempts to nullify the power of the Lord of the Isles
  • Langside - 1568 - fought between the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, and those of the Earl of Moray, her half-brother
  • Loudon Hill - 1307 - one of Robert the Bruce’s first victories against the English
  • Melrose - 1526 - fought over the issue of guardianship of James V
  • Roslin - 1303 - the 30,000 strong English army routed by the Scots army of 8000 men
  • Sauchieburn - 1488 - uprising against James III, which led to his death and accession of James IV
  • Tippermuir (Tibbermore) - 1644 - Royalist victory over the Covenanters

The consultation ends June 30th - to participate, visit

(With thanks to @mikeheyworth and @colmmoloney)


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