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Inverness, treaty of

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

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