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The Conflict of Bealach-na-Broige

A short account of the Battle of 'Bealach nam Broig' where the Munro and Dingwall Clans were said to have won a 'sorrowful victory' which resulted in the deaths of both their chiefs.

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THE WAIL OF THE WHALE

A poem regarding a concerned whale warning his son of the dangers of the Dornoch Firth, written by an unknown author likely after the tragic stranding of a pod of whales there in 1927.

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The Chapter House and School

This Decree of Council from James VI in 1588 ordered Alexander Ross of Balnagown, under pain of rebellion, to return the Chapter House and School of the St Duthac Collegiate Church.

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Tain Burgh Books 1663

17th Century Crime and Punishment and the horrific use of a Cucking-stool in the Royal Burgh of Tain.

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George Ross of Balnagown denounced a Rebel.

In 1589 James Dunbar of Tarbat complained to the Privy Council of James VI, accusing George Ross of Balnagown of attempting to kill him with a pistol and continually 'molesting' his tenants.

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