By Michael Newton
A instruction manual of the Scottish Gaelic global focuses upon Gaelic cultural survival from the twelfth to the 18th centuries.
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The Regent Albany had granted a Commission to MacIan of Ardnamurchan to bring the fringe leaders back into the fold. 7 But, for the moment, the situation had quietened and, in February 1516, Argyll is on record as promising to release Allan, son of James Stewart, and his servants from imprisonment in Kilchurn and to allow them to take their weapons and gear with them. They had been captured by the Earl’s kinsman and servant Archibald Campbell of Lochnell. On their part, the Stewarts promised to return all the goods stolen from the Earl’s people.
The specific arguments between the two over the lands of Ardentallen and Lochnell – there is no hint as to exactly what they were – were to go to arbitration by any five of Lundy, Lawers, Gray of Buttergask, Cawdor, Master John Letham and Master Robert Galbraith. 7 The MacDougalls obviously reckoned they had been unfairly ousted. It was the custom to pay the rents for Muckairn at Kilmaronaig where a stone on the shore was the traditional spot for the actual payment. When the MacDougalls continued to turn up in an attempt to maintain their rights by continuing to pay, it is said that a number of skirmishes took place.
He was helped by the Macleans, still smouldering after the killing of their Chief, and this resulted in Campbell lands at Rosneath, Craignish and elsewhere being devastated. 63 But Colin of Carrick was now fading and it was his son and heir, Archibald, who was taking an ever-more active part in affairs. 64 14 A HISTORY OF CLAN CAMPBELL, VOLUME 2 Clan Campbell was indeed fortunate to have, in Archibald, such a strong and capable leader who was able to retrieve the situation so quickly and so well in the aftermath of Flodden.
A handbook of the Scottish Gaelic world by Michael Newton