Battle of Maol Ruadh
|Part of the Scottish clan wars|
Cairn at roadside near Maol Ruadh, site of the Battle of Mulroy
Clan MacDonald of Keppoch
|Government backed troops:
Chattan Confederation led by Clan Mackintosh
Highland Independent Company:
|Commanders and leaders|
|Coll MacDonald of Keppoch||Lachlan MacKintosh of Torcastle
Kenneth Mackenzie of Suddie (killed in action)
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Maol Ruadh (Mulroy or Maoile Ruaidh) was fought in August 1688 in the Lochaber district of Scotland between the Chattan Confederation led by the Clan Mackintosh against the Clan MacDonald of Keppoch and the Clan Cameron. The battlefield has been inventoried and protected by Historic Scotland under the Scottish Historical Environment Policy of 2009.
It is sometimes described as the last of the private battles between clans of the kind fought in the Highlands in ages past, but this is perhaps inaccurate as the Mackintoshes had official support for their actions against the Macdonalds and their army was in part made up of government troops.
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- The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, variously edited, 1877-1933.
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