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Coordinates: 56°44′28″N 2°39′18″W / 56.741°N 2.655°W / 56.741; -2.655 The Battle of Stracathro, also known as the Battle of Inchbare, took place on 16 April 1130 about 3 miles north of Brechin, Scotland, near the River North Esk. Óengus of Moray and Máel Coluim mac Alaxandair invaded Scotland with 5000 warriors according to the Anglo-Norman chronicler Orderic Vitalis. The forces loyal to David I of Scotland under Edward, Constable of Scotland met and defeated the invading army. Óengus of Moray was killed along with some 4000 of the Moravians.

Battle of Stracathro
Date16 April 1130
Result Scottish victory
Royal Banner of Scotland.svg Kingdom of Scotland Kingdom of Moray
Kingdom of Ross
Commanders and leaders
Edward, Constable of Scotland Óengus of Moray 
Máel Coluim
10,000 5,000
Casualties and losses
1,000+ 4,000


  • McDonald, R. Andrew, Outlaws of Medieval Scotland: Challenges to the Canmore Kings, 1058–1266, East Linton, 2003. ISBN 1-86232-236-8


  • Marjorie Chibnall (translator), The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis, 6 volumes, Oxford Medieval Texts, 1968–1980, vol iv.