|Moy shown within the Inverness area|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||IV13 7|
The village of Moy (Scottish Gaelic: A' Mhòigh) is situated between the villages of Daviot and Tomatin, in the Highland region of Scotland. It sits beside Loch Moy and used to have a railway station on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway.
Rout of Moy
On 16 February 1746 Charles Edward Stuart spent the night at Moy Hall. To prevent the troops from Inverness descending on the estate in surprise during the night, Lady Anne Farquharson-MacKintosh sent her youngest son along with the blacksmith and two other retainers to watch the road from Inverness. Sure enough, during the night several hundred Hanoverian troops were detected marching down the road. The Mackintosh defenders started beating their swords on rocks, jumping from place to place and shouting the war cries of different clans in the Chattan Confederation. Thinking that they had been ambushed, the British troops retreated to Inverness, an event known as the Rout of Moy. There was only one casualty of this incident; the piper for the Hanoverian troops, possibly a McCrimmon of the famous MacCrimmon piping family, was killed.
Notes and references
- Site Record for Rout of Moy, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The grid reference given by the RCAHMS is , a little to the west of Moy at the pass between Meall Mor and Ben nan Cailleach.
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