MHG52634 - Possible borrow pit, east of Loch Shin


A sub-circular scoop, possibly a borrow pit associated with the nearby forestry roads.

Type and Period (1)

  • QUARRY SCOOP? (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey in 2009 noted a sub-circular scoop cut into gently sloping ground on the east side of Loch Shin, a short distance north-east of an overhead power line. It measures approximately 9m by 9m and 1.5m deep. The feature may be a borrow pit, perhaps associated with the construction of the forestry roads, but this has not been confirmed. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 40296 24603 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC42SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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