Trumpan

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Trumpan
Trumpan is located in Isle of Skye
Trumpan
Trumpan
 Trumpan shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG225611
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Hallin
Postcode district IV55 8
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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UK
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Coordinates: 57°33′16″N 6°38′27″W / 57.554531°N 6.640927°W / 57.554531; -6.640927

The ruins of Trumpan church

Trumpan (Scottish Gaelic: Trumpan) is a hamlet located on the Vaternish peninsula in the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish council area of the Highland. Trumpan church, which is now a ruin, was the focus of a particularly brutal incident in 1578, when the Clan MacDonald of Uist travelled to Trumpan in eight boats and under cover of a thick mist, burnt alive all the worshipping church-goers, with only one member managing to escape. This led to instant retribution by Clan MacLeod who killed all the invaders, before they had time to flee the island. This skirmish is known as the Battle of the Spoiling Dyke.[1]

Trumpan churchyard is the burial ground of Rachel Chiesley, Lady Grange whose husband had her kidnapped and incarcerated on various Hebridean islands.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Massacre at Trumpan Church and the subsequent Battle of the Spoiled Dyke". The Hendry Family. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  2. ^ Macaulay (2009) p. 149

References[edit]

  • Macaulay, Margaret (2009) The Prisoner of St Kilda: The true story of the unfortunate Lady Grange. Edinburgh; Luath. ISBN 978-1-906817-02-2