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In the footsteps of George Sinclair, 1612

In response to the enquiry from SK_Canada, the tradition of the horseman 
riding backwards on his horse just prior to the 1612 battle is that he was 
distracting the Scots from the preparations for the ambush, by riding 
between them and the river.  The local farmers had occupied the high ground 
above the battle site.  For full details of the battle, 388 years ago 
today, see the account on John Sinclair Quarterman's website: 
http://www.mids.org/sinclair/battleofkringom.html  I will post a picture of 
the badge on return.

Yesterday was a wonderful day.  Donald and Mary Sinclair from San Francisco 
arrived with their friends, Einar and Reidunn Hveen from Tonsberg in time 
for the celebrations at the Kultur Hus and we enjoyed the Prize-Winner's 
Dinner afterwards.  At the end of the dinner everyone joined in with Donald 
singing one of his Norwegian songs that those of us who were with the 
Norwegians in Caithness last April will remember very well.

Yours aye

Iain,  Annabel & Sarah Laird


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