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Altimarlach is reputedly the site of the
last clan battle. Whether it was the last or not there was certainly
a battle between the Campbells of Glenorchy and the Sinclairs of Keiss.
The battle was fought in 1680 and many men were killed. Most were
buried at the site where a cross was erected in 1901. An inscription on
the cross reads:
Calder's History Of Caithness contains an account of the Battle of Altimarlach in Chapter 11
From Wick To Altimarlach
The second approach is by far the shorter if less interesting is along the Sibster road to a farm gate where a walk of about 500 - 600 metres will take you quickly to the site which can be seen easily due to the large stone cross marking the spot.
The farm also has four by four run for vehicles so watch out for these at times.