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TITLE
General Hugh Mackay of Scourie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_361
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1680s
CREATOR
Paterson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30946
KEYWORDS
battles
Mackays
Scourie
William of Orange
Killiecrankie
Jacobites
Hanovarians
nobility
General Hugh Mackay of Scourie

General Hugh Mackay of Scourie, in Sutherland, was the third son of Colonel Hugh Mackay of Scourie. He spent many years with the Scots Brigade in the Netherlands. In 1689, William of Orange made him Commander-in-Chief in Scotland and he was called upon to deal with the trouble being caused by Viscount Dundee and his troops.

Despite being heavily defeated by the Jacobite army at the Battle of Killiecrankie, in which Viscount Dundee was killed, Mackay went on to subdue the Jacobites within the year.

He went on to found Fort William at Inverlochy. Mackay was killed fighting for William of Orange at the Battle of Steinkirk in 1692.

This portrait was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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General Hugh Mackay of Scourie

1680s

battles; Mackays; Scourie; William of Orange; Killiecrankie; Jacobites; Hanovarians; nobility

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

General Hugh Mackay of Scourie, in Sutherland, was the third son of Colonel Hugh Mackay of Scourie. He spent many years with the Scots Brigade in the Netherlands. In 1689, William of Orange made him Commander-in-Chief in Scotland and he was called upon to deal with the trouble being caused by Viscount Dundee and his troops. <br /> <br /> Despite being heavily defeated by the Jacobite army at the Battle of Killiecrankie, in which Viscount Dundee was killed, Mackay went on to subdue the Jacobites within the year. <br /> <br /> He went on to found Fort William at Inverlochy. Mackay was killed fighting for William of Orange at the Battle of Steinkirk in 1692. <br /> <br /> This portrait was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie