Clan Lewis Last Battle Cairn

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Reference WMO260846

Address:

Sraid na Loch

Loch Mor Bharabhais

Barvas, Isle of Lewis

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cairn
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 17th Century Wars
About the memorial: Cairn with Highland Targe and Broadsword on top. Metal descriptive plaque on side. Commemorates the traditional site of last clan battle on Lewis. Whether the single casualty of a cattle rustling expedition represents a valid war memorial is a moot point, but the IWM accepts it, so we will.
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THE LAST LEWIS CLAN BATTLE 1654 / BETWEEN THE MORRISONS OF NESS / AND THE MACAULAYS OF UIG / TOOK PLACE ON THIS COAST. / THE MACAULAYS WERE RETURNING TO UIG / WITH RAIDED MORRISON CATTLE WHEN / CAUGHT IN A BLOODY AFFRAY. / THE SURVIVING MACAULAYS WERE PURSUED / AS FAR AS UIG, WHERE THEIR LEADER / ZACHARY MACAULAY WAS KILLED.

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