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Hare Cairn/Site of Battle Continued [continued from page 35]
of joining him, Crawford, equally anxious to check Huntly's progress, met him about 10 miles from his own (Crawford's) Castle, at the "Hare Cairn", about two miles north east of the City of Brechin, on the 18th May 1452; where a battle took place in which the valour displayed by Crawford's party was so great, that the battle had in all probability been decided in their favour, had not Collace, the laird of Balnamoon, - who was offended at Crawford for refusing to comply with some demands made by him on the field - left his side, with three hundred followers, and joined the ranks of Huntly, which before long decided the battle in favour of the royalists, - The farm on which the battle was fought is still called "Huntlyhill", If ever (as Mr Jarvise states) the names of Earl Beardie's or Huntly's stone were known to the stone on the "Hare Cairn", they are now entirely forgotten,
Sir James Campbell the Proprietor and his Park Keeper Alexander Howie a very old man (who remembers it) informs me that there was a large artificial cairn of stones at this place, and that the present large monolith has been tumbled from the top of the beacon which it surmounted. the stones had become scattered in Sir James' time and hence were removed.
[Initialled] J.B. Lt.Col. [Lieutenant Colonel]

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Co. [County] Forfar -- Parish of Stracathro

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