Moy, Highland

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57°22′52″N4°02′43″W / 57.38106°N 4.0452°W / 57.38106; -4.0452 Coordinates: 57°22′52″N4°02′43″W / 57.38106°N 4.0452°W / 57.38106; -4.0452
The old railway station at Moy Old station house at Moy.jpg
The old railway station at Moy

The village of Moy (Scottish Gaelic : A' Mhòigh) is situated between the villages of Daviot and Tomatin, in the Highland region of Scotland. It sits beside Loch Moy and used to have a railway station on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway. [1]


Rout of Moy

On 16 February 1746 Charles Edward Stuart spent the night at Moy Hall. To prevent the troops from Inverness descending on the estate in surprise during the night, Lady Anne Farquharson-MacKintosh sent Donald Fraser the blacksmith [2] and four other retainers to watch the road from Inverness. Sure enough, during the night several hundred Hanoverian troops were detected marching down the road. The Mackintosh defenders started beating their swords on rocks, jumping from place to place and shouting the war cries of different clans in the Chattan Confederation. Thinking that they had been ambushed, the British troops retreated leaving Inverness open for the Prince to capture the next day, an event known as the Rout of Moy. [3] There was only one casualty of this incident; the piper for the Hanoverian troops, possibly a MacCrimmon of the famous MacCrimmon piping family, was killed.

Notes and references

  1. Gittings, Bruce; Munro, David. "Moy, Highland". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. Site Record for Rout of Moy, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The grid reference given by the RCAHMS is NH72983464 , a little to the west of Moy at the pass between Meall Mor and Ben nan Cailleach.
  3. James Browne (1849). A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans. A. Fullarton. pp. 209–211. Retrieved 10 January 2020.

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