This page brought to you by Clan Cameron Online

The Battle of Glenlivet


Cameron of Lochiel's Own Website

Allan Cameron, XVI Captain and Chief of Clan Cameron fought with Huntly "and his adherents" at the Battle of Glenlivet in 1594 (Allan had previously entered into an indenture with Huntly, indicating that he would assist him against all his enemies, especially the Mackintoshes and Grants.) 

In many ways a religious conflict, approximately 2000 men, including the Camerons, fought in support of the Catholic Earls of Errol and Huntly, routing 10,000 highlanders under the Protestant Earl of Argyll.  The battle took place near Allanreid and Morinsh and is noted as being a dramatic victory of artillery and horse over irregular infantry.

At the head of the Cameron men Allan performed what is referred to as a "singular service" against his old enemies, the Mackintoshes, whom "he defeated, and pursued with great eagerness, and did Huntly such services as merited a different reward" from that which he afterwards received.  The confederation of Argyll, Atholl, the Forbes and the Macintoshes was soundly defeated.