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Rout of Moy ( Ruaig na Maighe ) cairn *PHOTOS REQUIRED*

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Rout of Moy ( Ruaig na Maighe ) cairn *PHOTOS REQUIRED* Reply with quote

Around midnight on 16/17th February 1746 , Lord Louden , the CO of Hanoverian forces in the north mustered 1500 troops and set off on the twelve miles march south along Wade's Road to Moy in a bid to capture Prince Charles Edward Stuart . The prince was a guest of Lady Anne Macintosh (Col Anne) at Moy Hall had arrived with a small guard of 50 men . Watching the road 3 miles from Moy Hall was an outer guard of just 5 jacobites led by Donald Fraser , Moy Blacksmith . The Hanoverian Column ,spearheaded by the laird of MacLeod and his men approached in the darkness and they were convinced that there was a large Highland army at hand . Louden's men turned in panic and fled back to Inverness carrying the body of Donald Ban MacCrimmon, Piper to MacLeod and the only casualty of that night .

A new cairn was erected at the spot of the Rout of Moy

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: Rout of Moy ( Ruaig na Maighe ) cairn Reply with quote

Keptie wrote:
A new cairn was erected at the spot of the Rout of Moy


Pat

Do you have any more information about the new cairn?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Rout of Moy Reply with quote

Adam, nothing further on the cairn but maybe someone nearer to that area may be able to take a picture for this website ..

I have corrected the date of the Rout on the original entry from 1946 to 1746 ......... !!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: rout of Moy Reply with quote

see also website : Strathdearn community website ..

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pat. Here's the website:

http://www.tomatin.org.uk/places.htm

"The Cairn can be found at Grid Ref NH79653/BNG 30124".

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location: Beside General Wade’s Military Road near Tomatin
OS Ref: NH 730 346

This cairn can be found beside General Wade’s Military Road running parallel with the A9 near Tomatin.

If you go on to Google Maps Street View it is fairly easy to find. It is just north of a fork in the road at a small rise.

It looks like this road is really for 4x4s, It may be a private road since there are gates on it, There is a small car park nearby if you want to try and get to it without parking on the single track road.

This is an image from Google Maps Stret View

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