Nechtansmere battle is taken to Historic Scotland

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey, Angus MP Mike Weir and local supporters of the Nechtansmere's cause at the cairn marking the battle. (Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk)

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey, Angus MP Mike Weir and local supporters of the Nechtansmere's cause at the cairn marking the battle. (Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk)

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ANGUS South MSP Graeme Dey has written to Historic Scotland asking for an update on progress being made towards the Battle of Dunnichen being included on their Inventory of Battlefields.

That news was revealed on Friday - the 1326th anniversary of the battle which took place just outside Letham.

Mr Dey said: “Following their baffling decision to omit Nechtansmere from the original Inventory, Historic Scotland indicated they would consider adding the location of one of the most important battles in Scottish history as part of a second tranche.

“I have contacted Historic Scotland’s Chief Executive Ruth Parsons seeking information on where that process is currently at.

“Historic Scotland says that to be included in the Inventory a battle must have “contributed to the history of the nation.

“Nechtansmere undoubtedly meets the criteria because if the Picts had not carried the day then there would have been no Scotland.”