A photographic survey of the Bealach na Gaoithe shieling settlement, near Glenuig, Arisaig and Moidart, was undertaken by Ken and Jean Bowker between September 2010 and October 2013. One hundred and ninety metres above Glenuig, Highland, to the south-east of Loch Bealach na Gaoithe, (Loch of the Windy Pass), there was a collection of at least seventeen ruinous features, ranging from a gable-ended house to rock shelters. Known locally as the Glenuig Shielings, some of these buildings were well-built and it has been suggested that they formed more permanent dwellings, although the absence of cultivation remains makes this unlikely. If they were shielings, it was not known whether they were used by the people of Glenuig, Caolas Mor or the lost township of Forsay, all of which are equidistant. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Bowker, K & J. 2013. Shielings, Bealach na Gaoithe, by Glenuig. Unaffiliated. 29/10/2013. Digital.
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Bealach na Gaoithe
Centred NM 6859 7634 (446m by 446m)
ARISAIG AND MOIDART
ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
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