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Cnoc Na H-uiseig

Chambered Cairn

Nearest Town:Thurso (12km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NC99696772 / Sheet: 11
Latitude:58° 35' 10.15" N
Longitude:   3° 43' 32.16" W

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When the site was excavated it looked like a small green hill, but stone slabs breaking through the surface betrayed the cairn beneath, and also that at some time it had been disturbed. Local knowledge of the man-made constructions inside such seemingly natural mounds probably inspired the tradition that fairies lived in the 'hollow hills' and might still be encountered by those who entered. Similar to Bruan.

Reverend George Sutherland (1937)
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th February 2024ce
Edited 5th February 2024ce


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Links to Bruan Broch Legend.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th February 2024ce