MHG30529 - Carved Stone, Rhuba na h-Uigaig (East)


Carved Stone, Rhuba na h-Uigaig (East)

Type and Period (1)

  • CARVED STONE? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On high ground between two bays on a natural outcrop of stone. A possible curved carving. Other rocks in the area did not display anything similar.
A Coombs & A Wakeling, 22/5/02

Rubha na h-Uigaig
This is a distinct rocky peninsular with a very sheltered anchorage to the east, and a more exposed bay to the west. The east bay also has deep water in the lee of the peninsular and a substantial beach, a large part of which has been cleared. The east bay is the most densely hutted area along the north shore, but there was no evidence of any permanent buildings. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Above are steep craggy cliffs with remnants of Caledonian pine, and only one small area of lazy beds was found. Being close to Allt Mhogh Sgeir, it is possible that at the height of fishing activities, many of the small boat crews camped here, but landed their catches for processing at Allt Mhogh Sgeir.

Site: 1. A possible carved stone, showing curved lines on one face. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 26/3/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9088 0743 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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