Mackinnon Highlanders

Active1645
1649
1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeHighlanders
ColonelLauchlan Mor Mackinnon
Area RaisedSkye
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1645
Charles 1651

Highland clan contingent fighting alongside Montrose at Inverlochy and for Charles II at Worcester

Service History

1645

  • February: Battle of Inverlochy

1649

  • Raid the Campbells, unsuccessfully

1650

  • December: Mackinnon commissioned colonel to raise men from Skye

1651

  • September: Battle of Worcester
  • December: Carry out minor raids on the English

Notes

Flags and Equipment

Lauchlan Mackinnon

Lauchlan Mor Mackinnon of Mackinnon and Strathsuardal, chief of Clan Mackinnon was killed at the Battle of Worcester, some say soon after Charles II knighted him for saving his life.

Notable Officers

Strength

  • December 1651: 800 together with the Macgregors, Macfarlanes and Macduggans

See Also