MHG12740 - Occupation on Island, Loch Dola

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  • BUILDING (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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NC60NW 8 6077 0793.

In Loch Dulaich (NC 607 080) there is an island, the site of a habitation mentioned by Sir Robert Gordon. It is now thickly overgrown RCAHMS 1911.

There are three small islands at the S end of Loch Dola; the largest is wooded and the other two covered with rank grass. The islands were not visited, and no information was found regarding the 'habitation'. Visited by OS (W D J) 29 June 1963.

On the tree-covered, largest island in Loch Dola, at NC 6077 0793, there is a subrectangular earthen mound 12.5m by 10.5m by 0.5m high. There is no trace of walling around or on it. The remains are too indeterminate to classify as the vestiges of a structure; the mound could be a natural feature. The smaller islands to the NW were not visited, but seem to be too low-lying to have been inhabited.
Visited by OS (J B) 8 October 1980.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 160, No. 465 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NC 6077 0793 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC60NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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