MHG30995 - Hut, Rubha na h-Uigaig (East Bay)


Hut, Rubha na h-Uigaig (East Bay)

Type and Period (1)

  • HUT (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: 44. The low walls of a small hut built amongst rock-fall at the base of a small cliff. The method used was to infill the gaps between in-situ rocks with low stone walling. Very difficult access into this but and but Site 43 due to the entangled branches of a large bird cherry. <1>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 9074 0736 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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