Great Montrose's Last Battlefield for Sale

A battlefield that saw the final defeat of one of Scotland's greatest military commanders has gone up for sale.

History enthusiasts are being offered the chance to buy Carbisdale battlefield, near Bonar Bridge in Sutherland, for offers over £70,000. The site is wherever, in 1650, James Graham, the first Marquis of Montrose, fought his last battle in support of the rightist cause.

The 17th-century military genius, poet and patriotic Scot, who became known as the Great Montrose, had led his outnumbered army to six successive victories against the Covenanters in a year.

His leadership and daring helped him to beat the odds, with Field Marshal Montgomery 300 years later quoting his line about daring "to win or lose it all" to inspire the troops on the eve of D-Day.

The site where he was defeated consists of 53 acres of heather moor, pine woodland and open burns.

The battlefield, one hour's drive from Inverness, is approached by a private lane and sits in an elevated position with views to the Kyle of Sutherland.

Estate agent Bell Ingram, which is marketing the land, said almost half of it is designated as native woodland but a spot could be found at the site to build a family home, subject to planning approval.

The nearest railway station is a ten-minute walk from the battlefield while the nearest pub is a 25-minute walk or 10 minute cycle ride away.

Joanne Stennett, of Bell Ingram, said: "This is a unique opportunity to own your piece of Scottish history in the form of Carbisdale battlefield. …

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