Mackay Highlanders

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelWilliam Mackay
Area RaisedStrathnaver
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Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Highlanders raised in 1651 and fighting at the Battle of Worcester

Service History

1650

  • December: Clan Mackay ordered to raise a foot regiment

1651

  • William Mackay of Borley raises the clansmen
  • March to join the army at Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Clan Mackay

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

William Mackay of Borley

Strength

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