MHG3344 - Possible Site of Cairn, Ruisaurie


Possible site of cairn of unknown type and of unknown date.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'The Relig burn' has not been located but, since Stuart is apparently referring to the Beaufort Castle area (NH 50 42), this could be a reference to the Red Burn (NH 50 46) which is defined by ONB as running through the Ruilick district. Ruilick is quoted by Watson as an example of 'reilig' - a cemetery - which appears as 'the Relict'in
1571 (Reg Magni Sig Reg Scot 1984).
W J Watson 1926

'On a piece of ground rising from the Relig Burn a curious cairn was pointed out to me formed in a semicircle. It has large boulders along the edges.The wall is about 5 feet in thickness,and from one point of the semicircle to another is about 38 feet'.
J Stuart 1870; Name Book 1873.

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Grid reference Centred NH 4999 4600 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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