Tercentenary of the Battle of Glenshiel

Tercentenary of the Battle of Glenshiel

- 18/06/2019

On Saturday 8 June 2019 Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh was in Glenshiel to attend the 300 year Commemoration of the Battle of Glenshiel.

She laid a wreath along with Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism an d External Affairs), Neil Oliver (President of the National Trust for Scotland)and the Chiefs of the Clan Mackenzie, MacGregor, MacDougall, Munro, Donald and Macrae.

The Battle of Glen Shiel took place on 10 June 1719 between a Jacobite army of Highland levies and Spanish marines and a government force of regular troops, plus a Highland Independent Company.

The most significant military action of the 1719 Jacobite Rebellion, it resulted in a government victory that ended the rebellion.

The rising was backed by Spain, then engaged in the 1718 to 1720 War of the Quadruple Alliance with Britain. Intended to support a landing in South-West England, only the Scottish segment took place and the manner of its failure was widely viewed by contemporaries as having damaged the Jacobite cause.

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