MHG10338 - Crannog, Loch Buidhe


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Type and Period (1)

  • CRANNOG (Early Iron Age to 19th Century - 550 BC to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH69NE 2 6689 9831.

Only a pile of loose stones remain of the island in Loch Buie (? Buidhe - NH 65 98) which was inhabited in 1630 (Gordon 1813).
R Gordon 1813; F O Blundell 1913.

No trace and no local knowledge of an island in Loch Buidhe.
Visited by OS (R L) 4 November 1969.

There is no trace of an island in Loch Buidhe; there is a dam at E end of loch which has raised the level between 1m and 2m. Air photograph (Visible on RAF 106G/Scot/UK 166: 3156; flown 23 August 1946) shows an amorphous submerged feature at NH 6689 9831, significantly at a change of direction in the parish boundary. This may be the island to which Blundell refers.
Visited by OS (N K B) 23 October 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6691 9826 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH69NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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