MHG28406 - Point of Sleat


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Lady Macdonald kindly informed me, that in the latter part of October last there was brought to her what seemed to be the top of a barrel, and a portion of red deer's hide which had been wrapped around it; the barrel was filled with what was supposed to be tallow. It was discovered in a moss, where a man was digging peats, towards the Point of Sleat [name: NG 562 990]. At the time this occurred Lady Macdonald was particularly engaged, and regretted that she had not desired the barrel to be brought for her inspection. In all probability the barrel was similar to those which have been found in the bogs of Ireland, filled with bog-butter... I am not aware of any notice of similar barrels having previously been found in Scotland.'
J A Smith 1862.

Described as 'keg, wrapped in a skin'; date of discovery cited as October 1857.
W I Macadam 1882.

NMRS, MS/996/1.

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Grid reference Centred NM 5599 9899 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM59NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

Finds (2)

  • KEG (Undated)
  • BOG BUTTER (Undated)

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