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TITLE
Corrie na Creiche, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2548
PLACENAME
Coire na Creich
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34453
KEYWORDS
mountains
handfasting
Corrie na Creiche
MacDonald
MacLeod
Corrie na Creiche, Isle of Skye

The wide open space of Corrie na Creiche is reached after walking from the Glen Brittle road. With the magnificent backdrop of the Black Cuillin, it makes for a truly scenic walk and on a bright summer day, the Fairy Pools along the way provide a perfect spot for a swim and a picnic. On a darker note, it was here that the last battle between the MacLeods and MacDonalds was fought in 1601. Following a custom called 'handfasting', MacDonald of Duntulm, finding Margaret, one of Rory Mor MacLeod's sisters not to his liking after a years' trial, returned her. Margaret, who had only one eye, was sent back on a one-eyed horse, led by a one-eyed groom and followed by a one-eyed dog. Making his point, MacDonald sparked a feud that had the clans into full scale killing, burning and massacre ending after two years at Corrie na Creiche

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Corrie na Creiche, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1940s

mountains; handfasting; Corrie na Creiche; MacDonald; MacLeod

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

The wide open space of Corrie na Creiche is reached after walking from the Glen Brittle road. With the magnificent backdrop of the Black Cuillin, it makes for a truly scenic walk and on a bright summer day, the Fairy Pools along the way provide a perfect spot for a swim and a picnic. On a darker note, it was here that the last battle between the MacLeods and MacDonalds was fought in 1601. Following a custom called 'handfasting', MacDonald of Duntulm, finding Margaret, one of Rory Mor MacLeod's sisters not to his liking after a years' trial, returned her. Margaret, who had only one eye, was sent back on a one-eyed horse, led by a one-eyed groom and followed by a one-eyed dog. Making his point, MacDonald sparked a feud that had the clans into full scale killing, burning and massacre ending after two years at Corrie na Creiche