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TITLE
The White Banner (Bratach Bhan) of the Clan Mackay,
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_467_P049
DATE OF IMAGE
1897
PERIOD
1430s
CREATOR
Rev Adam Gunn, MA & John Mackay (eds)
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31237
KEYWORDS
banners
flags
The White Banner (Bratach Bhan) of the Clan Mackay,

The White Banner or 'Bratach Bhan' is one the most important relics of the Clan Mackay. It is said to have last been carried at the Battle of Druim na Coup near Tongue in Sutherland in 1433 when Ian Abrach, the illegitimate son of Angus Dhu, led a charge against the Sutherlands.

The original banner is in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The photograph is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897

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The White Banner (Bratach Bhan) of the Clan Mackay,

1430s

banners; flags

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The White Banner or 'Bratach Bhan' is one the most important relics of the Clan Mackay. It is said to have last been carried at the Battle of Druim na Coup near Tongue in Sutherland in 1433 when Ian Abrach, the illegitimate son of Angus Dhu, led a charge against the Sutherlands. <br /> <br /> The original banner is in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.<br /> <br /> The photograph is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897