MHG13044 - Loch Borralan

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21SE 6 2615 1102.

(NC 2615 1102) An unchambered cairn, 6m in diameter, on the edge of Loch Borralan.
J M Howell 1976, No. 42 (see archive MS/120/1)

An amorphous, heather and turf-covered swelling 0.2m high. Some stone is apparent in it, but stone occurs elsewhere in the immediate vicinity. There is no evidence of a kerb or cist, and on balance it is doubtful whether the remains are those of a cairn.
Visited by OS (N K B) 23 June 1980.

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. This cairn is situated on a flat promontory on the eastern side of Loch Borralan. The site is oval in plan measuring 12m by 6m, aligned E-W. It is constructed of large, angular stones with no obvious entrance. <1>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 6, p.69 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2614 1102 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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