Inverness, treaty of

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Inverness, treaty of, 1312. By the treaty of Perth of 1266, Magnus VI of Norway ceded the Hebrides and the Isle of Man to the Scots in exchange for a permanent annual payment of 100 marks. But the Norwegian presence in Orkney and Shetland led to continued friction.

Robert I Bruce, whose sister Isabella had married Eric II of Norway, was anxious to improve relations. On 29 October 1312 at Inverness, he and Haakon V adjudicated the disputes and repeated the terms of the Perth treaty.

J. A. Cannon