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Battle of Inverlochy (1431)
Part of the Scottish clan wars
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Date September 1431
Location Fort William, Scotland
grid reference NN126750 [1]
Coordinates: 56°49′53″N 5°5′6″W / 56.83139°N 5.085°W / 56.83139; -5.085
Result Clan Donald victory
Belligerents
Clan Donald + allies Kingdom of Scotland
Commanders
Donald Balloch
Alasdair Carrach.
Earl of Mar
Earl of Caithness
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
30 900

The Battle of Inverlochy (1431) was fought after Alexander of Islay (Alasdair Ìle, Rìgh Innse Gall), Lord of the Isles and Earl of Ross, had been imprisoned by King James I. A force of Highlanders led by Donald Balloch, Alexander's cousin, defeated Royalist forces led by the Earls of Mar and Caithness at Inverlochy, near present-day Fort William. Over 1000 men were supposedly killed, among them the Earl of Caithness. Balloch then went on to ravage the country of Clan Cameron and Clan Chattan, who had been loyal to the king during the rebellion. King James himself soon after led an army into the Highlands, and the rebel forces disintegrated.

With the murder of King James 6 years later, Alexander was liberated, and renewed the campaign of vengeance against the Royalist supporters.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Site Record for Battles Of Inverlochy, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/23707/  
  • Bower, Walter, Scotichronicon, 1987-96.
  • Brown, M., James I, 1994.
  • MacDonald, Hugh, History of the MacDonalds, in Highland Papers, vol. I, 1914.

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