MHG30990 - Landing point, Rubha na h-Uigaig (West Bay)


Landing point, Rubha na h-Uigaig (West Bay)

Type and Period (1)

  • LANDING POINT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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: 39. A cleared landing place, c 4m wide at the top. This is a very boulder strewn beach area, and very exposed to westerlies, but it appears that there has been some moving around of boulders, possibly to create space for a boat to be pulled out onto the land. There is also a small cairn on the rocks nearby, possibly modern, but there is no obvious sign of picnicking or camping fires nearby. There is also a possible small platform above the boat pull-up, and c 4m of rough wall, which has no obvious purpose. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 28/3/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9062 0727 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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