MHG26038 - Bothy, Reiff

Summary

A probable salmon bothy.

Type and Period (1)

  • FISHING BOTHY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NB91SE 20 9664 1426

On the shore to the S of Reiff township there is a cement-bonded, rubble-walled building which is set into the slope on the E and stands to gable height, with an entrance and window light on the W, and another, smaller window on the S gable. It measures 6m from N to S by 3.6m transversely within walls 0.6m thick and 1.75m high, and was heated by a fireplace in the N gable. It bears a close resemblance to the building on the point at Mol Mor (NB91SE 15), which is reputed to be a salmon-bothy.
(ACHIL94 192)
Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 8 August 1994

A visitor to the HER website notified us of a good photograph on the Undiscovered Scotland website (see link at bottom of page). The photo shows the bothy to be unroofed but otherwise in reasonable condition. It was still in this condition on 11 September 2009. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NB 9664 1426 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NB91SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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