Battle of Skibo and Strathfleet


Battle of Skibo and Strathfleet

The Battle of Skibo and Strathfleet was a Scottish clan battle that took place in 1480, in the Scottish Highlands. It was fought between men of the Clan Donald or MacDonald against men of the Clan Murray and Clan Sutherland. ’Conflicts of the Clans’ published in 1764 by the Foulis press, written from a manuscript wrote in the reign of James VI of Scotland. [http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/conflict/] ]

The MacDonalds from the isles, numbering 500 - 600, invaded Sutherlandshire and encamped near Skibo Castle. John, Earl of Sutherland sent Neil Murray (son or grandson of Angus Murray who was killed at the Battle of Drumnacoub) to oppose them. Neil Murray attacked them and killed one of the MacDonald chieftens named Donald Dow along with fifty others and the remaining MacDonalds escaped.

Shortly afterwards another company of MacDonalds invaded Strathfleet in Sutherlandshire. They were attacked by Robert Sutherland (brother of John, Earl of Sutherland) and his men and the MacDonalds were defeated.

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Battle of Carbisdale — Infobox Military Conflict conflict= Wars of the Three Kingdoms partof= Scottish Civil War caption=Ardvreck Castle where Montrose surrendered to Neil Macleod of Assyant after the Battle of Carbisdale date= 27 April 1650 place= Scroggie Wood, Ross… …   Wikipedia

  • Clan Sutherland — Crest badge …   Wikipedia

  • Manrent — refers to a Scottish mid 15th century to the early 17th century type of contract, usually military in nature and involving Scottish clans. The bond of manrent was commonly an instrument in which a weaker man or clan pledged to serve, in return… …   Wikipedia

  • Clan Donald — Crest badge …   Wikipedia

  • Clan Murray — Crest badge …   Wikipedia

  • Cleanse the Causeway — The skirmish known as Cleanse the Causeway, or Clear the Causeway, took place in the High Street of Edinburgh, Scotland, on April 30, 1520, between rivals James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran, chief of Clan Hamilton, and Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.