1645 - Blàr Allt Èireann – Battle of Auldearn
“Seachain laimhrig fir Uige, the droch rath air”
“Avoid the jetty of the Uig men, it is unlucky”
In spring 1645, sixty Uig men, recruited by the Mackenzies, under the Second Earl of Seaforth, embarked here to fight at the Battle of Auldearn on the side of the Covenanters against the Royalists led by Montrose. Of the sixty, only three returned.
It was never used as a pier again.
Photo © Janet Matheson