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TITLE
Highland Sentinels'. Corrie na Creiche, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2628
PLACENAME
Coire na Creich
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34532
KEYWORDS
mountains
handfasting
Corrie na Creiche
MacDonald
MacLeod
Highland Sentinels'. Corrie na Creiche, Skye

These Highland Cattle are standing guard over the open space of Corrie na Creiche. Reached after walking from the Glen Brittle road, the corrie has a 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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Highland Sentinels'. Corrie na Creiche, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s

mountains; handfasting; Corrie na Creiche; MacDonald; MacLeod

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

These Highland Cattle are standing guard over the open space of Corrie na Creiche. Reached after walking from the Glen Brittle road, the corrie has a 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