The Cromdale battleground can be found a few miles Southeast of the village of Cromdale on the A95 from Aviemore to the Northeast.
The recording of Haughs of Cromdale can be found on the "Into the Wind" CD and on several of the live registrations in more or less altered arrangements.
The Wizard of Reay studied dark sorcery in Italy, under the skillful tutelage of the Devil himself. When his exams were over and it was time to go, the Wizard rose with the other students, and Satan tried to grab the Wizard's soul for his own.
But the Wizard was far too quick for him, he saw Satan's plan and ran for it, yelling "The Devil take the hindmost!" and Satan only grabbed the Wizard's shadow. From that day on, the Wizard was without a shadow, and Satan was eager to grab the rest of him.
Meanwhile, the Wizard of Reay made up a name for himself by kidnapping, robbing, torturing and then drowning numerous people in his region of Scotland. He passed himself off as a respectable figure and thus he got away with it - but he was deeply barbaric, sadistic and cruel under his guise.
His father, not recognising him, said he would be welcome, particularly as his own son was a sailor if still alive, provided the woman of the house agreed. The mother was fetched, and she stood looking at the sunburntstranger until he burst out "O! mo mhatheir! Nach eil sibhe gu'm aithneachadh?" ("O! my mother! Do you not recognise me?").
Donald died in 1849 and was 75 years old. He was buried in the Bettyhill Churchyard, near the Farr Stone and his gravestone can still be seen today.