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Friday, January 05, 2007

Dunkeld Caledonians

The Caledonians had a stronghold in the neighbourhood of Dunkeld, situated, it is believed, upon a wooded knoll called the King’s Seat, at the entrance to the vale of Athole, and commanding the passes leading thereto. This stronghold was called in the Gaelic “Dun-ghael-dhuin Castle.’ The Southerns called it “Duncalidon.” This castle appears to have been an important feature in the country, for Hollingshed, in speaking of the battle of Montieth, between the Scots and Picts, adds that the field of engagement, although near the county of Stirling, was not far from Calidon Castle, otherwise called Dunkeld. On the summit of the King’s Seat are still to be traced the outworks of an ancient fort, most probably that of the Castle of Calidon. Read more.

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