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Dun Boraige Beag

Stone Fort / Dun


Dun Boraige Beag is a ruined dun on Balevullin Bay in Tiree. It is sited on a rocky promontory barely above sea level. A course of large stones remains on the SE arc of Dun Boraige Beag. There is a gap in the outer wall on the SW quadrant, possibly the entrance to the dun. The grassy interior is around 10 yards in diameter, uneven ground with no obvious features save a large central stone. The purpose of this boulder measuring c. 5x3x3 feet is unclear.
Canmore ID 21447 (go to Links) furnishes further details on this site.

Directions: From Scarinish head N on the B8065 for around 7 miles until you reach Balevullin. At the road end follow the Baile a Mhuilinn sign R then 250 yards later turn R down a narrow lane signed with a blue parking sign. You will reach the car park in 500 yards. A rough track heads NW out of the car park. Follow this track round the coast for around 300 yards and look N for a low lying promontory with a line of large stones on the coast. Dun Boraige Moire is around 300 yards W of Dun Boraige Beag on a natural knoll 100 yards from the shore.
Posted by markj99
13th October 2020ce
Edited 13th October 2020ce

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