Battle site of Blar na Leana (1544) ***
Region: Aviemore & The Cairngorms
A very bloody encounter in 1544, later to be known (in English) as the ‘Battle of the Shirts’ or ‘Battle of the Field of The Swampy meadow’. Clan Fraser was ambushed and nearly annihilated by Clans MacDonald and Cameron. It was recorded at the time that of 800 men on the field less than twenty survived and that due to the heat of the day the men removed their plaids and mail shirts, therefore fighting only in their white undershirts. The field can easily been seen from the A82, but also from the "Great Glen Way"
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