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TITLE
Glen Shiel, Wester Ross
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_291
PLACENAME
Glen Shiel
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29104
KEYWORDS
glen shiel
wester ross
jacobite
Glen Shiel, Wester Ross

Glen Shiel in Wester Ross runs for 10 miles from Loch Duich to Glen Cluanie with impressive mountains on either side, including, on the north, the Five Sisters of Kintail.

The glen has witnessed several historical events over the centuries including the Battle of Glen Shiel. Following the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715, a further attempt to regain the throne was made by the Jacobites in 1719. This became known as the 'Little Rising'. The Jacobite army, assembled by Cameron of Lochiel, the Earl of Seaforth and Lord George Murray, was joined by around 300 Spaniards who arrived in Loch Alsh in April, 1719. The mixed force marched to Glen Shiel and met with the Hanoverian troops. Although the sides were well matched in size and strength, the Jacobites were defeated and disbanded. The hill above the site of the battle, Sgurr nan Spainteach, commemorates the presence of the Spanish soldiers.

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Glen Shiel, Wester Ross

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glen shiel; wester ross; jacobite

J I R Martin

Glen Shiel in Wester Ross runs for 10 miles from Loch Duich to Glen Cluanie with impressive mountains on either side, including, on the north, the Five Sisters of Kintail.<br /> <br /> The glen has witnessed several historical events over the centuries including the Battle of Glen Shiel. Following the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715, a further attempt to regain the throne was made by the Jacobites in 1719. This became known as the 'Little Rising'. The Jacobite army, assembled by Cameron of Lochiel, the Earl of Seaforth and Lord George Murray, was joined by around 300 Spaniards who arrived in Loch Alsh in April, 1719. The mixed force marched to Glen Shiel and met with the Hanoverian troops. Although the sides were well matched in size and strength, the Jacobites were defeated and disbanded. The hill above the site of the battle, Sgurr nan Spainteach, commemorates the presence of the Spanish soldiers.