Dun Flodigarry, on the north-east coast of Skye, is a badly-ruined Iron Age stone structure on a low rock knoll and having a plan like an open-sided ring. Two-things of the double wall remains, two or three courses high, and a C-14 date suggested that it was built in the 1st century A.D. The interior was full of unstratified earth, with no trace of a floor level; this, and the presence of a deposit of rubble diagnosed as building material, suggests that the site is an unfinished ground-galleried broch rather than a D-shaped semi-brosh. The finds were relatively few, and the pottery is mainly incised ware, analogous to the 'native' wares found at Dun Mor Vaul, Tiree. <1>
Text/Publication/Article: Martlew, R. 1985. 'The excavation of Dun Flodigarry, Staffin, Isle of Skye', Glasgow Archaeol J Vol. 12 1985, p.30-48. Glasgow Archaeological Journal Vol 12. 30-48. Digital (scanned as PDF).
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