MHG42877 - Strone Rungie


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  • LONG CIST (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

No change since report of 27 May 1976.
Visited by OS (J B)J) 2 April 1976.

The E end of the area is covered with grass covered mounds which appear to be only sand-dunes. No evidence of 'cairns' was noted.
Visited by OS (W D J) 27 May 1960.

Centred; NC 981 114 Site of the Conflict Of Strone Rungie (NR) (between the men of Sutherland and Caithness).
OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1909)

On the shore at Strone-Rungie, between Culgower and West Garty, a number of cairns were exposed under wind-shifted sand about 1762, some of which, together with bones, were still to be seen about 1840. There is a tradition that a battle took place hereabouts, said by some (NSA 1845; Mackay 1894) to have been between the natives and the Norse invaders; and by others (OSA 1793; ONB 1871) between the Sutherland and Caithness men.
In the construction of the railway in 1870 near the headland, Sron Rubha na Gaoithe (Stron-Rungie), two skeletons were found lying side by side, with flag stones at head and feet, indicating them to be those of very tall men,the skulls long and finely shaped and bones long and massive, the teeth perfect.
OSA 1793; NSA 1845; Name Book 1871; J Mackay 1894.
Nothing visible during field survey.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9810 1139 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC91SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LOTH

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