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Highland (Mainland)

Sites/Groups in this region:

12 posts
Aberarder Hillfort
26 posts
Aberscross Stone Circle
14 posts
Achaidh Chambered Cairn
21 posts
Achany Chambered Cairn
1 post
Achargary Cairn(s)
2 posts
Acharra Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Achcheargary Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Achcheargary Burn Cairn(s)
5 posts
Achcoillenaborgie Broch
11 posts
Achilty Henge
19 posts
Achinduich Stone Circle
7 posts
Achkinloch Chambered Cairn
13 posts
Achnagarron Standing Stones
2 posts
Achnasheen Cist (Destroyed)
12 posts
Ach A' Chorrain Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Ackergill Mains Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Aldourie Ring Cairn
6 posts
Allt Ach Coille Na Borgie Cairn(s)
9 posts
Allt an Duin (Skelpick) Broch
8 posts
Allt A' Bhaid Loisgt, Loch Hope Chambered Cairn
6 posts
Allt Eileag Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Allt Preas Bhealaich Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
11 posts
Allt Sgiathaig Chambered Cairn
Altanduin Broch
11 posts
Altnacealgach Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Altnacealgach Hotel Cairn(s)
18 posts
An Dun Stone Fort / Dun
9 posts
An Torr, Strathnacro Stone Fort / Dun
1 post
Ardnamurchan, Salen Bridge Cairn(s)
6 posts
Ardoch Cup Marked Stone
11 posts
Ardvannie Chambered Cairn
11 posts
Ardvreck Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Arisaig House Cup Marked Stone
4 posts
Arpafeelie Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Arr Wood Cairn(s)
6 posts
Auchendean Cairn(s)
10 posts
Auchendean Hill Cairn(s)
7 posts
Auchinlochy Cairn(s)
1 post
1 site
Auldearn Standing Stones
6 posts
Aultan Broubster Stone Circle
23 posts
Avielochan Clava Cairn
44 posts
Aviemore Clava Cairn
5 posts
Backlass Stone Circle
9 posts
Badnabay Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Bailenacuile Chambered Cairn
11 posts
Baile Mhargaite Broch
5 posts
Baile Na Creige Cairn(s)
4 posts
Balantrath Broch
5 posts
Balblair Cist
3 posts
Balcharn Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Ballachulish House Kerbed Cairn
5 posts
Ballinluig Clava Cairn
4 posts
Balnabeinn Hut Circle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
19 posts
Balnacrae Chambered Cairn
10 posts
Balnagrotchen Chambered Cairn
18 posts
Balnaguie Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Balnaroid Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Balvaird Chambered Cairn
1 post
Balvalaich Broch
26 posts
1 site
Balvraid Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Balvraid Cup Marked Stone
8 posts
2 sites
Banchor Cairn(s)
1 post
Barevan Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
15 posts
Bealachnancorr Chambered Cairn
6 posts
Beaufort Kerbed Cairn
5 posts
Beinn Ghobhlach Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Beinn Mhor Cairn(s)
15 posts
Belladrum Home Farm Chambered Cairn
8 posts
Belladrum (North) Clava Cairn
2 posts
Bell Mount Cairn(s)
12 posts
Belmaduthy Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Ben Dorrery Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Ben Freiceadain Chambered Cairn
12 posts
Ben Freiceadain Hillfort
10 posts
Ben Griam Beg Hillfort
6 posts
Ben Loyal Rocky Outcrop
14 posts
Ben Uarie Cairn(s)
12 posts
Biallidbeg Cairn(s)
7 posts
Birchmoor Cairn(s)
7 posts
Bishop Kinkell Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Black Wood Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Black Wood Of Leys East Kerbed Cairn
6 posts
Black Wood Of Leys West Kerbed Cairn
6 posts
Black Wood Of Leys West Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Blairmore Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
28 posts
Boath Long and Short Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Boblainy Chambered Cairn
5 posts
The Borg Broch
7 posts
Borgie Chambered Cairn
1 post
Borrowston Broch
1 post
Bottacks Cup Marked Stone
4 posts
Brahan House Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
9 posts
1 site
Bridgend Kerbed Cairn
4 posts
Bridge of Broubster Standing Stones
11 posts
Brin School Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
6 posts
Broubster Standing Stones
3 posts
Bruan Broch
25 posts
Bruiach Clava Cairn
3 posts
Buoldhu Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Burn of Houstry Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Burn Of Swartigill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Cabrich Hillfort
31 posts
Caen Burn, Strath of Kildonan Long Cairn
4 posts
Caiplich Prehistoric Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Caird's Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
6 posts
Cairnside Long Cairn
14 posts
Cairn Irenan Clava Cairn
35 posts
Caisteal An Dunriachaidh Hillfort
18 posts
Caisteal Grugaig Broch
9 posts
Caisteal Rollach Hillfort
9 posts
Camas Nan Geall Chambered Tomb
4 posts
Camore Wood Chambered Cairn
13 posts
Camore Wood Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Camore Wood settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
20 posts
Cam Loch Chambered Cairn
10 posts
1 site
Cantraybruich Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Caochan A' Mhanaich Cairn(s)
1 post
Carn An Fhitich Cairn(s)
1 post
Carn an Rudha Cairn(s)
7 posts
Carn Bheithin Kerbed Cairn
5 posts
Carn Biorach Cairn(s)
17 posts
Carn Bran Broch
7 posts
Carn Daley Clava Cairn
15 posts
Carn Glas Cairn(s)
20 posts
Carn Glas, Achvraid Chambered Cairn
10 posts
Carn Glas, Badanloch Hill Kerbed Cairn
14 posts
Carn Glas (Mains of Kilcoy) Chambered Tomb
12 posts
Carn Laggie Long Cairn
20 posts
Carn Liath Long Cairn
1 post
Carn Liath Chambered Cairn
28 posts
Carn Liath Broch
13 posts
Carn Liath Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Carn Liath Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Carn Liath, Farr Broch
6 posts
Carn Liath, Strath of Kildonan Cairn(s)
5 posts
Carn Mor Cairn(s)
1 post
Carn Nam Buth Broch
1 post
Carn Nam Fiedh Cairn(s)
7 posts
Carn na Croiche Chambered Cairn
10 posts
Carn Na Croiche Cairn(s)
1 post
Carn Na Feinne Chambered Cairn
1 post
Carn Na Sean-Chreag Stone Fort / Dun
13 posts
Carn Richard Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Caroll Broch
10 posts
Carrachan Dubh, Inchnadamph Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Carriside Chambered Cairn
1 post
Carriside Cairn(s)
14 posts
Carrol Broch
3 posts
Carr Brae Cup Marked Stone
10 posts
Castle Findlay Hillfort
6 posts
Castle Kitchie Hillfort
2 posts
Castle Spynie Broch
6 posts
Ceapmoal Cairn(s)
3 posts
Chalice Stone, Glen Roy Cup Marked Stone
1 post
Cirn of Humster Broch
14 posts
Clach-a-Charra Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Clachmhor Cup Marked Stone
6 posts
Clachtoll Broch
8 posts
Clach An Airm Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Clach an Righ Stone Circle
10 posts
Clach a' Charra Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Clach Bhan Cup Marked Stone
1 post
Clach Clais An Tuirc Standing Stone / Menhir
23 posts
Clach Mhic Mhios, Glen Loth Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Clach Na H-Uaighe Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Claggan Kerbed Cairn
188 posts
Clava Cairns Clava Cairn
3 posts
Cloughmor Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Clury Cairn(s)
13 posts
Cnochan Dubh Hillfort
7 posts
Cnoc-Na-Cnavan Cairn(s)
8 posts
Cnoc An Daimh Chambered Cairn
26 posts
Cnoc An Liath-Bhaid Stone Circle
6 posts
Cnoc Bad A' Ghille Dhuibh Cairn(s)
25 posts
Cnoc Bad Na Cleithe Cairn(s)
5 posts
Cnoc Breac Cairn(s)
4 posts
Cnoc Chaornaidh Cairn(s)
15 posts
Cnoc Chaornaidh Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Cnoc Chaornaidh Centre Chambered Cairn
12 posts
Cnoc Chaornaidh North-West Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Cnoc Ducharie Cairn(s)
13 posts
Cnoc Freiceadain Chambered Tomb
16 posts
Cnoc Molach, Badanloch Forest Stone Row / Alignment
6 posts
Cnoc na Ciste Chambered Cairn
3 posts
Cnoc Na Griag Hillfort
15 posts
Cnoc Na Maranaich Chambered Cairn
6 posts
Cnoc Na Maranaich Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Cnoc Na Maranaich Cairn(s)
12 posts
Cnoc na Moine Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Cnoc na Moine Kerbed Cairn
15 posts
Cnoc Odhar Chambered Cairn
1 post
Cnoc Urray Broch
19 posts
Coille na Borgie Chambered Tomb
1 post
Coire Raibeirt Natural Rock Feature
5 posts
Cononbridge Henge
62 posts
Corrimony Clava Cairn
1 post
Cos Ceumach Souterrain
13 posts
Craggie Kerbed Cairn
1 post
Craigiehowe Cairn(s)
5 posts
Craig A' Bhlair Chambered Cairn
8 posts
Craig Halligarry Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
11 posts
Craig Mony Promontory Fort
2 posts
Craig Phadrig Hillfort
14 posts
Creagan an Tuirc Hillfort
5 posts
Creagan Ruighe Dhughaill Cairn(s)
15 posts
Creag An Amalaidh Long Cairn
11 posts
Creag An Fhithich, Dounie Wood Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Creag A' Chait Cairn(s)
5 posts
Creag Bheag Cairn(s)
1 post
Creag Bhreac Mhor Stone Row / Alignment
11 posts
Creag Bhuide Hillfort
12 posts
Creag Garten Hillfort
5 posts
Creag Innis an Daimh Dhuibh Cairn(s)
3 posts
Creag Mheadhonach Cairn(s)
10 posts
Creag Nan Caorach, Kinbrace Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Croe Bridge Cup Marked Stone
11 posts
Croftcroy Clava Cairn
4 posts
Cuag Chambered Cairn
1 post
Culaneilan Cairn(s)
1 post
Culbokie Henge
18 posts
Culburnie Clava Cairn
9 posts
Culchunaig Clava Cairn
4 posts
Culdoich Ring Cairn
14 posts
Culdoich South Clava Cairn
9 posts
Culduthel Clava Cairn
11 posts
Cullernie Ring Cairn
12 posts
Culloden Clava Cairn
2 posts
Culnakirk Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Dail Na Seilg Cairn(s)
4 posts
Dalarossie Ring Cairn
16 posts
Dalcross Mains Clava Cairn
5 posts
Daless Cairn(s)
7 posts
Dalgrambich Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Dalmor Cairn(s)
5 posts
Dalreoch Wood Cairn(s)
5 posts
Dalreoich Cup Marked Stone
6 posts
Daviot Clava Cairn
10 posts
1 site
Deishar Wood Cairn(s)
20 posts
Delfour Clava Cairn
8 posts
Dhuallow Cairn(s)
5 posts
Dirlot Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Dorrery Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Dorrery Chambered Cairn
32 posts
Druidtemple Clava Cairn
5 posts
Druim An Tuirc Cairn(s)
5 posts
Druim Baile Fuir Stone Circle
2 posts
Druim Baile Fuir North Cairn(s)
3 posts
Drumashie Moor Cairn(s)
4 posts
Drumashie Moor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Drummossie Muir Kerbed Cairn
15 posts
Dunan Diarmid, Loch Duich Stone Fort / Dun
15 posts
Dunbeath Broch Broch
12 posts
Dun-Da-Lamh Hillfort
11 posts
Dunearn Hillfort
2 posts
Dunnet Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Dunrobin Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Duntirhal Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Dun Creagach Broch
12 posts
Dun Creich Hillfort
14 posts
Dun Davie Hillfort
23 posts
Dun Deardail Stone Fort / Dun
22 posts
Dun Dearduil North Hillfort
16 posts
Dun Dearduil South Hillfort
19 posts
Dun Dornadilla Broch
Dun Evan Hillfort
6 posts
Dun Gleann Udalain Stone Fort / Dun
10 posts
Dun Grugaig Broch
3 posts
Dun Lagaidh Broch
14 posts
Dun Mhaigh Broch
3 posts
Dun Mhaigh Chambered Cairn Chambered Cairn
14 posts
Dun Rhiroy Broch
12 posts
Dun Scriben Stone Fort / Dun
35 posts
Dun Telve Broch
29 posts
Dun Troddan Broch
1 post
Durcha Broch
5 posts
Eagle Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Eastertown Kerbed Cairn
7 posts
Easter Clune Ring Cairn
6 posts
Easter Clunes Cairn(s)
11 posts
Easter Gallovie Cairn(s)
9 posts
Easter Head Cairn(s)
7 posts
Easter Moniack Cairn(s)
6 posts
East Kinnauld Hillfort
6 posts
East Kinnauld Broch
1 post
East Murkle Cairn(s)
9 posts
Edderton Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Eilean Donan Stone Fort / Dun
1 post
Eldrable Broch
3 posts
Elsay Broch
6 posts
Embo Chambered Cairn
3 posts
Embo Street Cairn(s)
1 post
Evelix Chambered Cairn
8 posts
Farr Church Cairn(s)
1 post
Feranach Broch
9 posts
Ferry Wood Broch
13 posts
Fiscary Chambered Cairn
3 sites
Forse House
6 posts
Forse, Latheron Stone Circle
6 posts
Fountainhead Kerbed Cairn
12 posts
1 site
Gaich Wood Cairn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Gailiable Broch
1 post
Gairshie Cup Marked Stone
8 posts
Gallow Hill Long Cairn
4 posts
Gallow Hill North Long Cairn
1 post
Gansclet Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Garbh Ath Chaoruinn Chambered Cairn
9 posts
Garrywhin Hillfort
21 posts
2 sites
Garrywhin Chambered Cairn
8 posts
The Giant's Grave Chambered Cairn
1 post
Glacbain Cairn(s)
2 posts
Gleann Bianasdail Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Gleann Meinich Cairn(s)
1 post
Glean Udalain Cairn Cairn(s)
5 posts
Glencoe Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Glen Etive Round Cairn
6 posts
Glen Loth Standing Stones
1 post
Golford Clava Cairn
27 posts
Granish Clava Cairn
12 posts
Greadal Fhinn Chambered Cairn
29 posts
The Great U of Stemster Standing Stones
Green Table Promontory Fort
9 posts
The Grey Cairn Cairn(s)
64 posts
2 sites
Grey Cairns of Camster Cairn(s)
2 posts
Gruids Wood Cairn(s)
1 post
Grumbeg Cup Marked Stone
3 posts
Grumbeg Chambered Cairn
9 posts
Grummore Broch
13 posts
Gualachulain, Loch Etive Round Cairn
15 posts
Guidebest Stone Circle
1 post
Guisachan Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Hangman's Cairn Cairn(s)
9 posts
Harvieston Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Heights of Brae Chambered Cairn
14 posts
Hill of Shebster Chambered Cairn
7 posts
1 site
Hill Of Urchany Cairn(s)
22 posts
Hill O'Many Stanes Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
3 posts
Holburn Head Promontory Fort
1 post
Houstry Broch (South) Broch
2 posts
Imir nam Fear Mora Cairn(s)
14 posts
Invershin Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Keiss Broch
14 posts
Kenny's Cairn Chambered Tomb
6 posts
Keoldale Round Cairn
12 posts
Kilcoy Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Kildonan Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Kilearnan Broch
1 post
Kilearnan Hill Broch
8 posts
Kilphedir Broch
9 posts
Kilphedir Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Kinbrace Burn Chambered Cairn
22 posts
Kinbrace Hill Chambered Cairn
16 posts
Kinchyle of Dores Clava Cairn
9 posts
Kincraig Chambered Cairn
23 posts
Kings Head Kinrive wood Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Kinloch Cup Marked Stone
6 posts
Kinloch Carving
10 posts
Kinrive East Long Cairn
20 posts
Kinrive West Long Cairn
12 posts
Kintradwell Broch
5 posts
Klibreck Standing Stones
11 posts
Knockan Chambered Cairn
22 posts
Knockfarrel Hillfort
16 posts
Kyleoag Chambered Cairn
9 posts
Kylestrome Cairn(s)
11 posts
Kyle of Durness Cairn(s)
12 posts
Laggan Hill Cairn(s)
5 posts
Laid Wheelhouse Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Lamington Park Long Cairn Long Cairn
7 posts
Langwell Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Leachkin Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Leadoch Broch
6 posts
Learable Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
20 posts
Learable Hill Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Learable Hill Stone Circle
15 posts
Ledmore Chambered Cairn
11 posts
Ledmore Wood Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Lethen Bar Kerbed Cairn
8 posts
Levrattich Cairn(s)
4 posts
Links Of Dunnet Broch
3 posts
Links of Greenland Cairn(s)
1 post
Linsidemore Cairn(s)
17 posts
Little Urchany Stone Circle
4 posts
1 site
Lochan Hakel Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Lochcarron Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Lochside, Loch Hope Cairn(s)
1 post
Loch Achaidh Na H-Inch Crannog
4 posts
Loch Achilty Crannog
5 posts
Loch Ailsh Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Loch Borralan Crannog Crannog
16 posts
Loch Borralan East Chambered Cairn
8 posts
Loch Caladail Kerbed Cairn
6 posts
Loch Ceo Glais Kerbed Cairn
11 posts
Loch Eriboll Round Cairn
8 posts
Loch Kinellan Crannog
1 post
Loch Migdale Crannog Crannog
3 posts
Loch Migdale Henge Henge
Loch Mor Broch
5 posts
Loch Morie Crannog
4 posts
Loch Nan Geadas Kerbed Cairn
2 posts
Loch Of The Clans Crannog
8 posts
Loch Poll An Dunain Broch
3 posts
Loch Rangag Broch
3 posts
Loch Vaa Crannog
2 posts
Loedebest Chambered Cairn
8 posts
Loedebest West Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Loedebest Wood Round Cairn
13 posts
Lothbeg Bridge Chambered Cairn
10 posts
Lower Bog Chambered Cairn
11 posts
Lower Craggan Hillfort
1 post
Loynemore Cairn(s)
8 posts
Lynchat Souterrain
14 posts
Lyne Chambered Cairn
10 posts
Mains of Clava NE Clava Cairn
7 posts
Mains of Clava SE Clava Cairn
8 posts
Mains of Clava SW Ring Cairn
37 posts
Mains of Gask Clava Cairn
8 posts
Mains of Kilcoy Cairn(s)
15 posts
Mains of Moyness Ring Cairn
4 posts
Meg's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Mellon Udrigle Hut Circle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Merchant's Stone Natural Rock Feature
9 posts
Midtown Cairn(s)
20 posts
Midtown (West) Cairn(s)
9 posts
1 site
Mid Craggie Kerbed Cairn
7 posts
Milton Cairn(s)
23 posts
Miltown of Clava Clava Cairn
7 posts
Mol Mor Cairn(s)
1 post
Moniack Castle Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
6 posts
Mony's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Muir of Allangrange Chambered Cairn
9 posts
Muir of Conan Chambered Cairn
3 posts
Muir of Ord Henge
6 posts
Mulchaich Chambered Cairn
3 posts
Newmore Wood Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
23 posts
Newmore Wood Cairn Cairn(s)
10 posts
Newtonmore Cairn(s)
12 posts
Newton of Petty Ring Cairn
Nonikiln Chambered Cairn
10 posts
North Ballachulish Cup Marked Stone
5 posts
Nybster Broch
4 posts
The Ord Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Ord Burial Cairns Cairn(s)
10 posts
Ord Hill Hillfort
27 posts
Ord North Chambered Tomb
18 posts
Ord South Chambered Tomb
8 posts
Ousdale Burn Broch
1 post
The Pap Broch
2 posts
Phoineas Hillfort
11 posts
1 site
Pityoulish Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Poll An Fhraoich Promontory Fort
3 posts
Poolewe Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Port-an-eilein Natural Rock Feature
9 posts
Port na Con Souterrain Souterrain
7 posts
Preas Mairi Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Remusaig Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Rhue Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
River Dionard Broch
17 posts
River Shin Stone Circle
1 post
Rivra Cairn(s)
5 posts
Rubha Na Seilcheig Cairn(s)
4 posts
Saint Columba's Font Holed Stone
11 posts
Sallachy Broch Broch
9 posts
Salscraggie Cairn Cairn(s)
10 posts
Sarsgrum Cairn(s)
3 posts
Scotsburn House, Cairnfield and Hut Circle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Scotsburn Wood Cairn 3 Chambered Cairn
18 posts
Scotsburn Wood East Cairn(s)
15 posts
Scotsburn Wood West Chambered Cairn
7 posts
Shian Hillock Cairn(s)
9 posts
Shiel Bridge Henge
2 posts
Shurrery Kirk Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Shurrey, Sithean Dubh Chambered Cairn
1 post
The Sian Cairn(s)
8 posts
Sidhean Mor Dail A' Chaorainn Enclosure
7 posts
Sinclair's Sithean Long Cairn
10 posts
Skail Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Skelbo Wood Broch
2 posts
Skelbo Wood Long Cairn
10 posts
Skelpick Chambered Cairn
16 posts
Skelpick Long Chambered Tomb
4 posts
Slagachorrie Stone Fort / Dun
15 posts
Smoo Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
6 posts
Sordale Hill Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Stac Dearg Kerbed Cairn
3 posts
Stone Lud (Bower) Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Stonyfield Ring Cairn
5 posts
Strathseasgaich Chambered Cairn
1 post
Strath of Kildonan Stone Row / Alignment
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St John's Point Cliff Fort
8 posts
Suilven Sacred Hill
14 posts
Suisgill Broch
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Suisgill Lodge Souterrain
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Sysa Artificial Mound
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Tain Museum Cup Marked Stone
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The Temple (Tore) Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Thing's Va Broch
6 posts
Tigh-na-gaoith Cairn(s)
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Tirryside Broch Broch
13 posts
1 site
Tomfat Plantation Chambered Cairn
16 posts
Tom a Chaisteil Hillfort
4 posts
Tom A' Chladha Cairn(s)
26 posts
1 site
Tom Nan Carragh Stone Row / Alignment
11 posts
Tongue Wood Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Torboll Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
25 posts
Torbreck Stone Circle
52 posts
Tordarroch Clava Cairn
9 posts
Tordarroch Cup Marked Stone
13 posts
Tordarroch Fort Hillfort
1 post
Tormsdale Stone Rows Stone Row / Alignment
11 posts
Torness Cairn(s)
8 posts
Torran a'Bharraich Stone Fort / Dun
7 posts
Torrish Burn Kerbed Cairn
5 posts
Torr Ban Na Gruagaich Chambered Cairn
1 post
Torr Ban Na Gruagaich Cist
9 posts
Torr Beag Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Torr Mor Round Cairn
6 posts
Torr Phadruig Round Cairn
7 posts
Torr Shelly Stone Fort / Dun
7 posts
Tor Beag Hillfort
9 posts
Toum Cairn(s)
Trantlemore Broch
7 posts
Tulach Buaile Assery Chambered Cairn
14 posts
Tullochgorum Standing Stones
9 posts
Tullochgorum cairn Clava Cairn
10 posts
Tulloch of Assery Chambered Cairn
2 posts
Twinners Cairn(s)
7 posts
Tynrich Cairn(s)
5 posts
Upper Borgue Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Upper Borgue Broch
1 post
Upper Dounray Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
1 site
Upper Port Standing Stones
6 posts
Wester Brae, Black Isle Long Cairn
11 posts
West Town Ring Cairn
12 posts
1 site
Whitebridge Stone Fort / Dun
8 posts
Windhill Standing Stones
10 posts
1 site
Woodhead Round Chambered Tomb
Sites of disputed antiquity:
8 posts
Clachan of Kirkton Stone Circle (Destroyed)
7 posts
Clach-na-Cudainn Rocking Stone
10 posts
The Clootie Well Sacred Well
2 posts
Isle Maree Sacred Well
4 posts
Loch Ruthven Crannog
8 posts
St Demhan's Cross Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
The Thief's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Tom Na Croiseige Artificial Mound

News

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Site chosen for replica Iron Age broch in Caithness

A site has been chosen in Caithness for a planned reconstruction of an Iron Age broch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42445823
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd December 2017ce

Evidence of 'special site' for Bronze Age burials near Loch Ness

Archaeologists say they are finding increasing evidence that a site near Loch Ness was important for burials in the Bronze Age.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42351956
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th December 2017ce

Year-long festival to celebrate Iron Age brochs

A new year-long archaeology festival aims to uncover new information about Iron Age brochs and also encourage greater public awareness of them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40866021
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th August 2017ce

Everything is ancient: Lego broch completed

An Iron Age broch recreated in Lego goes on public display this week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40593010
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th July 2017ce

Iron Age broch recreated in Lego

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40133597
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th June 2017ce

Pollen adds to intrigue over Bronze Age woman 'Ava'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39191527
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th March 2017ce

Grey Cairns of Camster

A blog by Magnus Dixon on his visit to The Grey Cairns of Camster, near Watten

http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/caithness-blog/the-grey-cairns-of-camster/
Posted by tomatoman
26th January 2017ce

Archaeological Finds On Route Of Inverness West Link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-38049966
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd November 2016ce

Inverness West Link : Artefacts Unearthed By Road Works

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37360701
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th September 2016ce

Facial Reconstruction Of Bronze Age Woman 'Ava'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36923891
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
30th July 2016ce

Iron Age Broch In Lego Planned

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36837430
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th July 2016ce

Bronze Age "bowman" found in Drumnadrochit cist


A bit more exciting than Nessie!

"DRUMNADROCHIT'S earliest-known resident, who lived around 4500 years ago, wore a stone guard on his wrist when using a bow and arrow and favoured geometric designs on his kitchenware... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
4th February 2015ce
Edited 4th February 2015ce

Rare Neolithic or Bronze Age rock art in Ross-shire


Seeing as nobody else has posted it... ;)

"A rare example of prehistoric rock art has been uncovered in the Highlands.

Archaeologists made the discovery while moving a boulder decorated with ancient cup and ring marks to a new location in Ross-shire... continues...
goffik Posted by goffik
28th February 2014ce
Edited 1st March 2014ce

Portrait of an early bronze age highland funeral

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2014/portrait-of-an-early-bronze-age-highland-funeral

This has received quite a lot of attention in the local press - little wonder, its a wonderful find.
strathspey Posted by strathspey
14th February 2014ce

Volunteers invited to participate in public excavation

http://www.aocarchaeology.com/news/warehousecairns
strathspey Posted by strathspey
17th September 2013ce
Edited 18th September 2013ce

Earliest Bronze Age sheepskin is found in the Highlands


ARCHAEOLOGISTS are claiming a highly significant discovery in the Highlands in the form of a 4000-year-old sheepskin that is believed to be the earliest surviving example in Britain.

It was recovered from a burial cist in Spinningdale, on the east coast of Sutherland, which was discovered when a septic tank was being installed in 2011... continues...
moss Posted by moss
30th August 2013ce

Ancient rock art discovered in Evanton

http://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/News/Ancient-rock-art-uncovered-in-Evanton-31012013.htm
tjj Posted by tjj
1st February 2013ce
Edited 1st February 2013ce

Ancient Sauna Unearthed In Assynt

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what they believe to be a Bronze Age bathing site or sauna.

More info :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19976653
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th October 2012ce
Edited 17th October 2012ce

Neolithic Pottery found during work on new flood prevention scheme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17397694
strathspey Posted by strathspey
18th March 2012ce
Edited 19th March 2012ce

Caithness Experimental Archaeology Project - Broch Building, Volunteers Needed!


Stoneworks Early Architecture Project

continues...
summerlands Posted by summerlands
27th September 2011ce

Human remains found at Caithness Iron Age broch site

BBC News report of this find at Thrumster, near Wick.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14154062
mascot Posted by mascot
15th July 2011ce

Ancient Caithness site 'occupied for 1,000 years'


"The site of one of Scotland's most important mainland broch settlements may have been home to early people for up to 1,000 years, evidence suggests.

Archaeologists and volunteers have uncovered what could be the remains of walls dating back to 700 to 500 BC at Nybster in Caithness... continues...
goffik Posted by goffik
2nd May 2011ce

Cash Boost To Preserve Ancient Woodland

Conservation work to restore and preserve ancient woodland has been boosted by funds from Scottish Natural Heritage.

More info :

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2224084
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th April 2011ce

Highland HER Database now has a Facebook Page

Only just launched, but seems to be feeding an interesting stream of news. The idea is to encourage contribution to the database...

I know there are a lot of folk in / foray into the area :-)

http://www.facebook.com/HighlandHER
summerlands Posted by summerlands
8th April 2011ce

Protestors Walk To Highlight Windfarm 'Devastation'

Protestors say a major archaelogical area would be blighted if turbines get the go ahead.

(In an area that has a broch, cairns and standing stones.)

More info :

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2184826
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th March 2011ce
Edited 18th March 2011ce

Important archaeological find preserved thanks to slow motion tree felling


http://www.forestry.gov.uk/newsrele.nsf/AllByUNID/8F39E72FC224AABF802577D2004D9456

The modern Forestry Commission have to be commended for their far-thinking approach to land management and the proactive preservation of our heritage... continues...
strathspey Posted by strathspey
29th December 2010ce
Edited 29th December 2010ce

Robbed burial cairn find at Dounreay nuclear dump site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11936674
1speed Posted by 1speed
7th December 2010ce

"Bronze Age" Cremation urn found at Fortrose site.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11536596
strathspey Posted by strathspey
13th October 2010ce

Archeological Sterile Tesco Site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11347013

Strange how the lives of the past can affect the Corporate business of today!!

ps. Inverness is known locally as "Tesco Town"
strathspey Posted by strathspey
19th September 2010ce
Edited 19th September 2010ce

Dig unearths exciting finds at Asda site

Archaeologists discover Bronze Age burial site, arrowheads and pottery.

More info on the article posted by Strathspey.

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1922009
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th September 2010ce
Edited 18th September 2010ce

Bronze Age Burials at Inverness Asda Site.

Must have been a Bronze Age Tesco in Inverness!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11316583
strathspey Posted by strathspey
15th September 2010ce
Edited 15th September 2010ce

Backing for Black Isle museum facing cuts.

Leading historian gives support to Pictish relics centre at Rosemarkie.

Published 25/06/2010.

More info :

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1799373
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
25th June 2010ce

Discovery Of Wildlife and Relic Could Stall Flood Scheme

Inverness project engineers find protected species and a prehistoric pot shard.

by Iain Rammage.

Published 3/06/2010.

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1766008

What happened in Belfast now happens in Inverness.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd June 2010ce

Bronze Age Cist found in Strath Oykel, Sutherland


Skeleton found in a substantial stone cist, partially wrapped in animal/furs with a wicker basket over the skull area.

Links to BBC story with photo

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8261343... continues...
mascot Posted by mascot
6th October 2009ce

Caithness broch centre opened


Archaeological Trust initiative aims to capitalise on area's ancient treasures;



A new centre focusing on the brochs of the far north opened at the weekend.

Caithness Archaeological Trust has spearheaded the transformation of the former Northlands Viking Centre, at Auckengill... continues...
moss Posted by moss
27th July 2009ce
Edited 27th July 2009ce

BBC reconstruct old cave for child remains

Program on BBC2 Monday 15th January at 9pm where a 3,000-year-old Scottish temple cave dedicated to dead children has been brought to life for the first time. See;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/6252605.stm
Posted by Martin
12th January 2007ce

Cat drags in new theory on cairns


The actions of a domestic cat have thrown up a new theory about ancient stone burial cairns in Caithness.
Archaeologists built a mock-up of the structures as part of an experiment.

Emma Sanderson, of Caithness Archaeology Trust, said it was found that a dead rabbit had been left in the replica by a cat... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
5th August 2006ce

Volunteers for Cairn Building?


Interesting archaeological exercise - or (paranoia?) p.r. for quarry owners?!
In continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th July 2004ce
Edited 13th July 2004ce

'Stone me, its a bronze age grinder'


From the Forres Gazette, 18 March 2004

JUST a few months after neolithic round houses were found on the site of a housing development on the outskirts of Forres, a man living on the other side of town has unearthed more evidence of the area's historic past... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
18th March 2004ce

Migdale Hoard returned to the Highlands


The Migdale Hoard has been returned to the Highlands of Scotland for an exhibition at Inverness Museum... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
2nd February 2004ce

Sculptured Stones Of Caithness


A survey by Tim Blackie and Colin Macaulay
The aim of this survey was to produce an up-to-date and comprehensive list of The Pictish and early Christian sculptured stones which have been found in the modern county of Caithness, and to provide brief details about the stones which might be of interest to the general reader... continues...
Posted by Bill
27th April 2003ce

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Some small stones have been found [in the parish of Wick], which seem to be a species of flint, about an inch long and half an inch broad, of a triangular shape, and barbed on each side. The common people confidently assert, that they are fairies arrows, which they shoot at cattle, when they instantly fall down dead, though the hide of the animal remains quite entire. Some of those arrows have been found buried a foot under ground, and are supposed to have been in antient times fixed in shafts, and shot from bows. Some stones also of a flinty nature have been found, which when broken contained the shape of serpents coiled round in the heart of the stone.
From the Statistical Account of 1791-99 vol.10 p.15 : Wick, County of Caithness.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th January 2008ce

Not only the common people, but even the clergy, and better sort, in the interior of the Highlands, till about sixty or seventy years ago, believed in ghosts, fairies, brownies, hob-gobblings, and the like. I fell in with an old man, that positively insisted he had seen them, and that a gentleman, belonging to the parish of Boharm, upon shooting among fairies, who were dancing round a green tumulus, one summer evening, wounded one of them, so that it could not fly off with the rest; that he caught it and kept it all night; but that, recovering, it flew away in the morning.
p409 in 'Travels in Scotland, by an unusual route' by James Hall (v2) 1807. (But maybe Boharm was a parish in Moray, rather than the Highlands. Far away enough not to let the truth interfere perhaps).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th September 2007ce
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just a little note the Z-rods that I have given locations of below are the doubledisc-and-Z-rod type only, I have not included the 'broken' rods i.e Z-rod on it's side with either a snake/serpant or with what could be a house /fort (symbol numbers 23 & 45 in the Pictish trail).
caroline
Posted by caergog
25th November 2001ce

Location of Class II Z-rod & V-rod stones
From the book I mentioned earlier in Head heritage ('The Pictish trail') the following information might be of use:
Class I stones are the simplest with only symbols cut into their surface.
Class II stones have symbols but also are dressed and the symbols are in relief and have a cross carved on the other side.
Class III stones have no symbols they have other figures and a cross (a magnificent example being the Sueno's stone ('Sven's stone'), near Forres, Moray, it is thought to illustrate the slaughter of Picts (depicted in groups of 7) that occurred during the unification of Scotland by Kenneth MacAlpin).

All the known symbols on class I & II stones come in pairs except for the mirror and comb, which, if present, is always placed towards the bottom of the stone almost touching the lower of the pair above. Some designs occur only once but apart from these there is a core of 28 symbols plus the mirror and comb. The most frequent symbols found on the stones is the crescent -and-V-rod found in 75% of all pairings, next is the double-disc-Z-rod occurring in 40% of all pairings. (this is both class I & II stones taken together).
It is thought the V- rod is a divining rod and as with the crescent could possibly mean the lineage was involved with determination of moon phase tides etc. The Z-rod may be associated with power and the broken rod may represent the dead (as I think someone mentioned this earlier).

As requested below are V & Z rod stones with cross (class II) locations. The grid ref that I am giving is the original location although some are now in museums. I will not mention all the symbols present on these as with out the illustrations some are quite hard to describe, and I donÕt have a scanner sorry.

Orkney V-rod HY 2398 2850
Caithness V-rod ND 1255 6879
V-rod ND 1309 6205
Sutherland V-rod +Ogham NH 837 002
Ross V-rod NH 915 840
Z-rod + V-rod +mirror & comb NH 8730 7688
Z-rod +V-Rod + mirror (no comb) NH 737 576
Hebrides V-rod NG 5467 3677
Nairn V-rod + Z-rod NH 9364 4253
Moray Z-rod + Ogham NH989 584
Z-rod+ V-rod NJ 2159 6285
Aberdeen Z-rod, V-rod (side by side) NJ 875 154
Z- rod NJ 436 068
Angus Z-rod +V-rod NO 5223 5555
Z-rod NO 389 544
Z-rod + V-rod NO 400 500
Z-rod NO 378 352 (lost)
Z-rod +mirror & comb NO 4953 3235
V-rod NO 4953 3235

Group of 6 stones St Vigeans (1-6) 1,3,5 & 6 Have Z-rods, St Vigeans1 also has a mirror & comb, some of the symbols are not determined on 2,4 & 5. NO 638 429
Perth Z-rod NO 2432 4878
V-rod NO2872 4459(meigle 4)
Z-rod + mirror& comb NO 2872 4459 (meigle 7)
Z-rod ,V-rod (side by side) NO196 212
V-rod NN 9462 5635
Z-rod + V-rod NN 928 240
V-rod NO 096 392
Fife Z-rod NO 423 035

If you want the same information on class I stones either buy the book 'The pictish trail: a travellers guide to the old Pictish kingdom' Anthony Jackson Orkney press 1989, or buy me a scanner! Caroline
Posted by caergog
25th November 2001ce
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Caithness Broch Project


The Caithness Broch Project Facebook page which I should have put up ages ago.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
30th October 2016ce

Caithness Broch Project


BBC Scotland Landward program featuring a broch, a cairn and a drummer.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
30th October 2016ce
Edited 30th October 2016ce

Highland Historic Environment Record


I rather like how this website also takes the 'show sites' and gives them their own map for each region.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th May 2013ce
Edited 15th May 2013ce

A Window on Caithness' Past - The Baillie Windfarm Lidar Survey


Handy survey and loads of info about Caithness.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd February 2013ce
Edited 23rd February 2013ce

Recent work in Caithness - A RCAHMS Essay


"Caithness is well-known for its spectacular prehistoric monuments, but few of us are as familiar with the remarkable
archives that relate to some of them. From the mid-19th century its Neolithic chambered tombs and Iron Age brochs attracted a who's who of Scottish antiquarians and scholars, and the county was amongst the first to be surveyed by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS 1911). This was in itself a remarkable piece of work, documented in a journal written by Alexander Curle, the first Secretary of the Commission, who visited the majority of the 597 monuments then known between May and September 1910 (RCAHMS MS/36/2). Since that survey, the Royal Commission has carried out relatively little archaeological work in Caithness, so an approach in 2003 by the Caithness Archaeological Trust to carry out a survey of the landscape around Loch of Yarrows and Loch Watenan presented an exciting opportunity...."
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
31st July 2006ce

ARCHway


On some of the Stone Circles and Cairns
in the Neighbourhood of Inverness, by George Anderson.

A positively antique article (with plans) from:

Archaeologica Scotica: transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Volume 3 (1831)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th April 2006ce

Caithness Community Web Site - Archaeology Pages


The archaeology section of the Caithness Community Web site has a growing list of articles and directions to sites in the county of Caithness. There are pages on groups that have an interest in archaeology and history in the area. Caithness Field club is supplying articles from its annual bulletins. Many photogrpahs of brochs and other sites are being added to the web site.
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23rd January 2002ce
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Borgie (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

The heavily overgrown remains of this chambered cairn lie in a roadside field opposite the little hamlet of Borgie - near a hotel catering for the sort of people seeking 'Highland experiences' whilst driving pristine 4x4s. You know the type. Judging by the extreme inertia of the field gate to movement it would appear few wish to view this monument any more. Which, in my view, is a pity since there is a real sense of the past co-existing easily with the present here, with the comings and goings of the folk occupying the houses opposite.

According to Canmore:

"At NC 6737 5940 situated prominently on the S side of a rocky out-crop is a severely robbed, chambered cairn. It is about 15.0m in diameter, with a maximum height of 0.6m in the centre; elsewhere the cairn is reduced to a stony rim and scattered stones. In the centre a chamber is indicated by two opposing earthfast boulders 1.1m apart and protruding up to 0.6m through the cairn material. OS (J B) 16/9/77"
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
20th January 2018ce

Loedebest Wood (Round Cairn) — Miscellaneous

This cairn (or cairns?) lies to the immediate left of the stony track from Dunbeath when approaching the buildings at Loedebest... and is therefore a 'bonus site' for travellers seeking a personal audience with the great chambered cairns upon/around Cnoc Na Maranaich. The situation is fine, overlooking the deep defile of Dunbeath Water, so well worth tarrying a short while.

To be honest I only positively identified one cairn here, which did not appear to have any internal structure... at least nothing surviving in situ. Consequently the following Canmore record is intriguing:

"A: At ND 1394 3171 is a small cairn, some 5.0m in diameter and 0.6m high. A cist formed by three stone slabs is exposed in the centre.
B: At ND 1397 3174, cut by the road, a circular, turf-covered mound, approximately 13.0m in diameter and 1.0m high, composed of stone, is possibly a cairn. OS (R L) 14/3/68.

Cairn 'A' is as described. The cist is exposed to 0.9m long E-W by 0.4m wide and 0.2m deep. The cairn has an edging slab in the N. Mound 'B' is also as described. It is unquestionably a cairn." OS (J M) 17/8/82.

In retrospect the cairn images I've posted perhaps represent 'Cairn B'. But what of the other?
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
20th January 2018ce

Kylestrome (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

This is an unassuming, seemingly inviolate cairn set upon a craggy hill side a little to the north-west of the Kylesku bridge, the latter carrying the A894 across the meeting of Loch a' Chairn Bhain with Loch Glencoul to the north and, to my mind, a rather graceful, aesthetically pleasing structure in its own right. The scenery is archetypal west coast, the fine peaks of Quinag applying the pièce de résistance to the approx south.

According to Canmore: "A well-preserved cairn, 15.5m in diameter, maximum height 1.7m. It is considerably mutilated, but otherwise undisturbed; there is no evidence of a chamber." OS (W D J) 21/4/61 and (N K B) 22/80.

Incidentally don't forget to visit the nearby broch (just the other - southern - side of the road) and, if time and circumstances permit, take a boat trip along Loch Glencoul to gawp at Eas a' Chual Aluinn, Scotland's highest waterfall. No less.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
17th January 2018ce

Loch a' Chairn Bhain, Kylestrome (Broch) — Miscellaneous

In my opinion this is a particularly well - nay, evocatively - sited monument boasting some quite exquisite views across the loch to the peaks of Quinag.

Canmore reckons what we have here represents the remains of a "Probable solid-based broch".. [as opposed to galleried dun as previously thought]... "situated near the end of a rocky promontory or islet in the large sea loch Loch a' Chairn Bhain; the site is connected to the shore by a causeway made of boulders about 21m (70ft) long, 3m (10ft) wide and 60cm (2ft) high. The islet is now only cut off at high tide" (E W MacKie 2007).

Well worth stopping off upon the drive up/down the north-western coast in conjunction with the nearby Kylestrome cairn at NC21883426.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
17th January 2018ce

Hill of Shebster (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

According to the wondrous Audrey Henshall (1963) this represents "The heavily-robbed remains of this round, stalled cairn of Orkney-Cromarty type are 80ft in diameter"

Whereas the (equally great doing their thang) Ordnance Survey reckoned the following one year later:

"This turf-covered chambered cairn, 1.6m maximum height and approximately 26.0m in diameter, has been mutilated by an excavation trench in the NE. The top has been robbed revealing seven stone slabs forming the stalls of a gallery grave and two portal stones are in the SE corner of the cairn." (N K B) 13/11/64

Worth a wander over when visiting the mighty long cairns upon nearby Cnoc Freiceadain.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
17th January 2018ce

Ardvannie (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

This is a pretty substantial chambered cairn hidden away, in light woodland, to the left of a driveway/track accessing equestrian buildings from the A836. Not wishing to look around incognito in such an environment, I duly announced myself at the - to judge by the voices - clearly occupied house... but to no avail. I therefore checked out the monument anyway.

Although overgrown and sylvan, the large cairn possesses a clear chamber... not to mention an evocative, wistful vibe.

According to Canmore: "This Orkney-Cromarty Cairn measures 21m in diameter and 0.9m in height. A polygonal chamber lies to the E of the centre of the cairn." RCAHMS November 1977.

There is at least another cairn sited a little north, not to mention what, to my mind, are the remains of a fantastically sited hill fort upon Struie Hill to the south. Great views from that 'un.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th January 2018ce

Tongue Wood (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

Canmore reckons the evocative remains of this chambered cairn located within Tongue Wood are:

"...about 15m in diameter. The kerb of boulders survives intermittently, best preserved in the east and south. Several boulders within the kerb form no intelligible pattern." OS (JD) 26/4/60 and (ISS) 1/7/71

This is a great place to chill out for a while... but surprisingly difficult to locate (perhaps it was just me) if approaching steeply downhill from the A865, such has been the reclamation by Nature. In retrospect keep the tumbling stream to your left and the monument occupies a rise a little before Tongue House.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th January 2018ce

Achcheargary Burn (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

Yet another monument with remains of cist (most probably) still in situ. The cairn occupies a superb position overlooking the serpentine River Naver.... including an aerial view of the Achcheargary chambered cairn on the other side of the B871. Canmore has this to say:

"This cairn, at the edge of a natural shelf overlooking the plain of the River Naver, measures about 13.0m diameter and 1.2m maximum height, but the west part has been robbed to build adjoining walls. Where the cairn rubble has been cleared north of the centre, a slab edge 0.6m long and aligned NE-SW is exposed; it is probably the remains of a cist". OS (J M) 25/6/77
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th January 2018ce

Allt Ach Coille Na Borgie (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

Canmore has this to say about this trio of excellently sited cairns easily overlooked in the company of the great Skelpick Long and Coille Na Borgie monuments; easily, but, in my opinion, unfairly so:

"Three closely grouped cairns ('A'-'C') centred at NC 718 598 on the summit of a ridge overlooking the mouth of Strathnaver.

'A' the most southerly.. is about 10.5m in diameter and due to the slope is 2.0m high in the west, but of negligible height on the upper east side. The interior has been disturbed in places, but no cist or chamber is apparent. In common with the other cairns there is no evidence of a kerb.

'B' is situated above a small rocky slope. It measures approximately 17.0m east-west by 12.0m and stands to 2.1m high. War-time work has seriously mutilated the cairn on the east side and especially in the centre, where a wall face 2.1m high has been constructed.

'C' ... measures approximately 9.0m east-west by 8.0m and stands up to 1.4m high on the west side. Three slabs protruding up to 0.4m through the cairn material suggests this is possibly chambered; their poitions may indicate they are the back slab and possibly two portal stones of an Orkney-Cromarty chamber". OS (JB) 18/12/78

Visitors to the Achcoillenaborgie broch might, therefore, consider a visit... if so, the cairns grace the hillside to the left when facing away from the road.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
13th January 2018ce

Loch Caladail (Kerbed Cairn) — Miscellaneous

Canmore has this to say about this unexpectedly captivating kerbed cairn, set near the beguiling Loch Caladail:

"On a rise, a cairn 10.7m overall diameter and 0.8m high, partly robbed but not deep enough to expose a cist. Six boulders (two displaced) of the kerb survive in the SE arc. The rest of the kerb has been removed, leaving a trench 0.7m wide by 0.3m deep in which the boulders were embedded." [OS (W D J) 5/4/60 and (I S S) 22/7/71]

The monument can be seen from the summit stone grouping of Cnoc na Moine...
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
13th January 2018ce
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