The Battle of Killiecrankie of the English Revolution of 1689 was fought on 27 July 1689. James II’s Scottish Jacobites under Viscount Dundee defeated William III’s forces led by General Hugh MacKay along a steep defile along the River Garry in east-central Scotland. Although a victory for the Jacobites, Dundee was killed and the Jacobites failed to follow up the victory. The remainder were scattered at the Battle of Dunkeld a month later. The few Irish that came were poorly equipped and ragged. This proved to many that their was little foreign support coming from France or Ireland, so many Scots decided discretion was the better part of valor.
The A9 road northwest of Pitlochry passes right through the battlefield. There is a visitor’s center at Pitlochry that is near the Williamite retreat route.
Don’t miss the Blair Athol Distillery nearby. If you left the fishing rod at home, you buy a new one at the House of Bruar.
Image: By James Grant [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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