MHG11064 - Allt Bothan Uisge-Beatha


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Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) STILL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Allt Bothan Visge-beatha-Whisky Bothy Burn - so named from the former existence of a hut where illicit distillation took place. (Two ruins are shown on OS 6" maps, 1873 and 1963.)
Name Book 1873.

At NC 739 424 on either side of Allt Bothan Visge- beatha are the footings of 11 rectangular shielings, average size 4m by 2.5m including the two shown on OS 6"map. They are of the usual form, and none contain any indication of their use as an illicit still.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (N K B) 8 June 1977.

Two unroofed shieling-huts are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1881, sheet xlv) and they are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 map (1986).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 9 October 1995.

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Grid reference Centred NC 7391 4243 (99m by 113m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC74SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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