This day in 1411 saw the Battle of Harlaw, near Inverurie.
The battle was fought between the Crown forces under the Earl of Mar and a Highland army led by Donald, Lord of the Isles. Heavy casualties were inflicted on both sides but victory went to the Royal forces as the Highlanders withdrew. The city of Aberdeen suffered heavy losses with the death of Provost Robert Davidson and many of the City Burgesses fighting on the Crown side. Get more details of the battle here from Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Harlaw
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