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TITLE
Torfness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_218_P026
PLACENAME
Torfness or Tarbatness
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
DATE OF IMAGE
1899
PERIOD
1030s
CREATOR
William R. Bain
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31018
KEYWORDS
Vikings
Norse
battles
place names
settlement
armies
celtpicted
Torfness

The area around Dingwall bore the brunt of the Norse attack on inland Scotland in the 10th and 11th centuries.

The Battle of Torfness (or Tarbatness) took place in c.1030. Jarl Thorfinn, the Mighty of Orkney, pursued and defeated the Scots army. The area was settled and named 'Thingvollr' meaning 'the field of the thing, or parliament'. This eventually became Dingwall.

This illustration was taken from 'History of the Ancient Province of Ross' by Robert Bain

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Torfness

ROSS: Dingwall

1030s

Vikings; Norse; battles; place names; settlement; armies; celtpicted

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The area around Dingwall bore the brunt of the Norse attack on inland Scotland in the 10th and 11th centuries.<br /> <br /> The Battle of Torfness (or Tarbatness) took place in c.1030. Jarl Thorfinn, the Mighty of Orkney, pursued and defeated the Scots army. The area was settled and named 'Thingvollr' meaning 'the field of the thing, or parliament'. This eventually became Dingwall.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'History of the Ancient Province of Ross' by Robert Bain