On 15 April 1746 a force of 400-500 Jacobites that had attempted to retrieve captured supplies was attacked by two Independent Highland Companies from the pro-Government Clan Sutherland and Clan Mackay. Most of the Jacobite officers were captured; many of the men were killed, and the rest were driven onto the beach, where several were drowned in Loch Fleet. The defeat prevented the Jacobites receiving valuable reinforcements before the Battle at Culloden the next day(although they may have been late in any case). Also known as the 'Skirmish at Golspie'.
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