EHG5352 - Walkover survey - Tanera Mor



North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS)


Oct 2007


NOSAS members visited Tanera Mor in October 2007 with the intention of taking details of the Fishing Station and recording previously unrecorded archaeological sites on the island, particularly those connected with fishing – the visit was part of a wider study of West Coast Fishing Stations. Some initial documentary research was undertaken. Several archaeological sites had been identified and recorded in walkover survey by Headland Archaeology Ltd survey in 1998 (see EHG202). More recently a plan of Tanera dated 1784 by David Aitken has been located at Castle Leod. Three small groups of people were allocated different parts of the island; they were to explore, locate and take notes and photographs of the sites encountered but in the event very few new sites were identified. The information gathered was to be brought together in a report, but unfortunately for several reasons, this never happened at the time. The report was compiled in 2017. <1>

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Location Tanera Mor
Grid reference Centred NB 9907 0761 (2297m by 2746m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NB90NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES

Related Monuments/Buildings (11)

  • Acairseid Driseach Cleared Beach - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Acairseid Driseach Cleared Beach - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Acairseid Driseach Cleared Beach - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Acairseid Driseach Cleared Beach - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Cultivation remains - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Garadheancal boat naust - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Late C18 fishing station - Tanera Mor (Building)
  • Possible Township, An Lochanach - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Quay - Tanera Mor (Monument)
  • Structure at Caolas Eilean na Saille - Tanera More (Monument)
  • Tigh an Quay burial ground - Tanera Mor (Monument)

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Record last edited

Jan 8 2020 3:17PM

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