Siege of Inverness (1650)

The Siege of Inverness of 1650 was part of the Scottish Civil War that formed part of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. Lewis Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Huntly, who was operating under the leadership of the royalist James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, unsuccessfully laid siege to Inverness Castle which was being held by Covenanters of the Clan Fraser of Lovat under Sir James Fraser of Brea.[1]

Siege of Inverness (1650)
Part of Wars of the Three Kingdoms (Scottish Civil War)

Inverness Castle in modern times. Some of the old curtain wall can be seen in the foreground, while the castle building itself was rebuilt in 1836
  • Covenanters withstand the siege and Royalists are forced to retreat.
Scottish Royalists


Commanders and leaders
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
Lewis Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Huntly
Sir James Fraser
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown


  1. Mackenzie, Alexander (1896). History of the Frasers of Lovat, with genealogies of the principal families of the name: to which is added those of Dunballoch and Phopachy. Inverness: A. & W. Mackenzie. pp. 179–181. Retrieved 23 February 2019.

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