The Burning Hill of The MacKenzies


Aird Hill

Aird Hill

MacKenzie Crest

MacKenzie Crest

Ard Hill is a wooded promontory on Lochalsh, south of Reraig.  It is enshrined in MacKenzie Clan Law.

When the Clan needed to communicate with all it’s Clan members, usually to rally them in times of trouble, a barrel of tar would be set alight at the top of the hill.  This image of the burning mount became the Seaforths’ badge and ‘Tulloch Ard’ (the High Hillock) was the Clan MacKenzie’s war cry and slogan.


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I run with Rodger Moffet. Live in Edinburgh and love travelling around Scotland gathering stories.

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