Monday, 15 September 2014

Somerled and The Battle of Renfrew

In the summer of 1164 Somerled, king of The Isles, brought an enormous fleet into the Firth of Clyde.   The ensuing battle at the Ness of Renfrew was a major turning point in the history of the Clyde, the Inner Hebrides, and Glasgow.  Somerled was killed, his kingdom was divided and the Clyde coast was gradually absorbed into the kingdom of the Scots. 
Renfrewshire Local  History Forum is celebrating this turning point in the history of the West by inviting historians and archaeologists to explore the culture, churches, and ships of the west coast and the mystery surrounding Somerled’s death.
The conference will be held at Renfrew Town Hall on Saturday 4th October.  For details and booking, see the Forum’s website at For further information phone 01505 347162.

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