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Tigh Talamhanta (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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18th August 2017ce

Tigh Talamhanta (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

08/08/2017 - Tigh Talamhanta aisled house. We came from Grianan, to the SE, but it looks like there is an old waymarked walk with posts probably starting at the cemetery parking to the NW and heading here via Dun Cuidhir (looks a nice way to reach here). Ground is a little boggy in places near the site. Canmore states the site’s important as it “demonstrates the layout of a complete Iron Age farm”. Looks like the name ‘Tigh Talamhanta’ means 'the underground house'. Wish I’d read a bit more about it before I went as it was hard to make out what was going on and there does seem to be a lot going on. Nice location for this one with good views. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th August 2017ce

Beul A' Bhealaich (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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18th August 2017ce

Beul A' Bhealaich (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

08/08/2017 – Canmore only have a very general grid reference for this one but I guessed by its name, if it was going to be anywhere it was at the top of the pass that has the same name. Heading down from Hartabhal to the col before it rises again to Grianan, the stone came in to sight. Fallen now but the stone is still impressive even in its sleeping state. A good 16ft long and not that wide. When standing it would have looked quite fantastic from a good distance away to folk using the old path across the hills.

I’d guess the pass through Beul A' Bhealaich, connecting the east to the west side of Barra has been used for a very long time. It was used in the 19th century by folk living in the West to cross the hills to the Church on the east side each week.
http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=179
(sorry about the link and little plug for ScotWays here but I think they do great work and the Heritage Paths website is very good)
thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th August 2017ce

Priapus Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Journal of antiquities page about the stone


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18th August 2017ce

Priapus Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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18th August 2017ce

Farr Church (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Just south of the village of Inverarnie, on the B851, and Farr Primary School I parked in the car park at School Wood. This wood is a wonderful idea for pupils to discover the woodlands and wildlife. Set up with European funds there is a wildlife hut open to the public to see what goes on with the promotion of nature in primary school education.

After a good look at the display I headed north on the track until it ran out, climbed two deer fences and headed slightly west. The cairn is easy to spot. Some kerbs still poke their heads through the turf on a cairn that has been damaged by ploughing. With beautiful views especially to the east and south the cairn remains at 10m wide and 0.8m tall. Farr Church is on the other side of the road to the east.

A fine way to start the day despite the deer fences.

Visited 6/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th August 2017ce

Brin School (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

From the farmhouse at Creag An Tuirc simply cross the road into the field opposite. At the far end of the field is the River Nairn and the sheer cliffs of Brin Hill.

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The first and largest of the barrows nearest the road is almost 10m wide and 0.6m tall.

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The next barrow is smaller and squarer being 6m tall and 0.4m tall. A couple of stones that appear to be kerbs are more likely to be displaced stones.

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The smallest of the barrows being 5m and wide 0.3 tall. It is circular and has received some houking treatment.

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The second largest barrow is 8m long, 4m wide and is over 0.5m tall. It has a more rectangular shape than the others. The surrounding ditch is also more noticeable.

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This barrow is just over 5m wide and is 0.4m tall. It also has received some houking.

These barrows are set in a lovely location next to the old Brin School with wonderful views up and down Strath Nairn. Across the road is the hillfort and further down the road the start of the next hike. An end to an exhausting but fantastic day walking in the hills east of Loch Ness.

Visited 1/7/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th August 2017ce

National Museum Denmark — Images

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18th August 2017ce

The Milking Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

The Milking Stone is where the St Kildans used to pour milk for the 'gruagach', either on Sundays or after the first milking in spring, when they heard the fairies under the stone rattling their spoons.

Information from RCAHMS (ARG) 6 June 2008
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th August 2017ce

The Milking Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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18th August 2017ce

Tobar Childa (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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18th August 2017ce

Preas Mairi (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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18th August 2017ce

Burghead (Promontory Fort) — Images

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18th August 2017ce

Tobar Childa (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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17th August 2017ce

National Museum Denmark — Images

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17th August 2017ce

Vatersay (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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17th August 2017ce

Capler Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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17th August 2017ce

Vatersay (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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17th August 2017ce

Capler Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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17th August 2017ce

Vatersay (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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17th August 2017ce

Capler Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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17th August 2017ce
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