Battle of Largs


In the Mid-thirteenth century King Alexander III of Scotland urged his liegemen to build in stone against possible incursion by Norsemen.  It was probably around that time that Pele Tower of Hunterston was constructed.  From this stronghold, the family in alliegance with other powerful neighbours, faced down the aggression of King Haakon of Norway and drove him to defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263.  It was a haven for them throughout the Wars of Independance from which the Hunters emerged with land’s intact despite having signed the Ragman Rolls where swearing allegiance to Edward I in 1269.

Author: Hunter One Name Study

I have been researching my family tree for over thirty-three years and a member of Clan Hunter. In 2015 I registered the surname Hunter with the Guild of One-Name Studies and this blog will be my goal to share my research, photos, and as the clan's travel agent 2017 I will be adding our Clan Hunter Gathering 2017 which was very special because our Clan Hunter's 30th Laird participated in the opening of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle August 5th, 10:30 p.m. with her clansmen. Find A Grave contributor #47833985 Being a travel agent since 1991 I am a SCOTSagent, BRITagent, and at the present have two group tours to Scotland in 2017. One is a Clan Hunter Gathering at Hunterston Castle given by Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston, 30th Laird of Clan Hunter.

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