June, 1914 - June 1914

The Highland Brigade, camped in Tain, had a rude awakening, reveille at 4.00am. they were on call to repel an invasion of 1750 Royal Marines put ashore from battleships at Balintore, Tarbat Ness, Portmahomack, Nigg and other suitable points of advantage. The defending force found the attackers located on the heights beyond Locheye, the marines had managed to drag a 4.7 gun to a point 700 feet high and the big gun opened fire as the defenders deployed. The battle went on for 6 hours before a cease fire was called, the Naval Brigade having the best of the encounter.