Battle of Stalc (or Stalcaire)

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Reference WMO260933

Address:

Church of the Holy Cross

A828

Portnacroish, Argyll and Bute

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • 15th Century Wars
About the memorial: Stone pillar on hillside by Scottish Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, Achnacroish. Inscribed stone tablet at the base. The ground up and around the pillar is rather uneven.
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A.D. 1468. / ABOVE THIS SPOT / WAS FOUGHT THE BLOODY / BATTLE OF STALC / IN WHICH / MANY HUNDREDS FELL, / WHEN THE STEWARTS / AND THE MACLARENS / THEIR ALLIES. IN DEFENCE OF / DUGALD, CHIEF OF APPIN, / SON OF SIR JOHN STEWART / LORD OF LORN / AND INNERMEATH, / DEFEATED THE COMBINED FORCES / OF THE MACDOUGALLS / AND THE MACFARLANES"

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