Isle of Skye Timeline 1 - from AD 585 to AD 1601
A.D. 585 St. Columba visits Skye.
794 : First recorded descent on Skye by the Norsemen.
1014: Skyemen fight alongside Norse at Battle of Clontarf.
1140: Uprising in Skye against Olav the Red.
1266: Skye becomes part of the territory of the Lord of the Isles.
1480: Clan Ranald attacked Macleod's in Skye.
1483: MacDonald's invaded and conquered Trotternish.
1493: Lordship of the Isles ended.
1528: War breaks out between MacDonald's of Sleat and MacDonald's of Dunvegan.
1539: MacDonald's move from Dunscaith to Duntulm.
1540: James V and his fleet land in Skye. Kiltaraglen renamed Portrigh, the King's harbour.
1573: First signs of Protestantism in Skye.
1578: The MacDonald's of Uist burn Trumpan Church, which led to a battle with the Macleod's, known as the Battle of the Spoiling of the Dyke.
1580: Licence obtained from the Crown for a market and fair twice-yearly in Portree.
1595: Hugh MacDonald of Sleat and Rory MacLeod of Dunvegan embark for Ireland accompanied with 500 men to aid the Irish in the rebellion against Elizabeth I.
1601: Battle of Coire na Creiche, the last Clan Battle between the MacDonald's and the Macleod's in Skye.
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