MHG36656 - Lithic Working Site - Loch an Tairt


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)


Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small scatter of flint chips was exposed under peat beside a quad bike track 20m S of Loch an Tairt. No settlement remains are visible in the vicinity. Limited excavation suggested this was a discrete deposit on a small mound, almost certainly retouch, from at least three separate tools. <1>

NGR moved from 244600 833380 to better reflect position as seen on photographs and description in report [IS-L 01/05/2015].

Inverness Museum Archive files contains documents relating the lithics from this site, including a summary table of the finds (recorded as from NH 4452 3335), a short report which appears in the fieldwork report <1> and a certificate disclaiming the lithics from Treasure Trove in 2004. The lithics may have been subsequently donated to Museum, although this needs confirming. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4456 3333 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH43SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • DEBITAGE (Mesolithic to Neolithic - 8000 BC? to 2401 BC?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.