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Battle Name : Inverlochy

Date(s) : 02 February 1645

Part of : The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms , The 1st English Civil War , Operations in Scotland 1645 ,

Outcome : A victory for Highland Royalist Clansmen over Parliamentarian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Montrose, trapped between two forces, led the Royalists on a 48hrs forced march to surprise the stronger force, the Campbell's under Auchinbreck. Attacks on the weaker flanks were successful and, although the Campbell centre fought valiantly, they eventually broke. The Royalists owed the victory to the generalship of Montrose.


In the western highlands to the northeast of Fort William and the northwest of Ben Nevis. (Scotland)