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Treaty of Perth

Treaty of Perth

The Treaty of Perth, signed on 2nd July 1266, concluded over 25 years of dispute over ownership of the Suðreyjar, the Southern Isles. King Alexander III of Scotland made payment of 4000 marks and promised an annuity of 100 marks to King Magnus of Norway. In return for this payment and Alexander III’s recognition of Norway’s sovereignty over Norðreyjar, the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland, Scotland was promised sovereignty over the Hebrides and Isle of Man. Other issues over land ownership were also clarified as part of treaty negotiations.

A transcript of the Treaty can be found on the Isle of Man website.

 

Title: Treaty of Perth
Record Type: Historical Events
Type: Treaty
Date: 02-07-1266
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 109716