MHG53028 - Cairns - Loch Borralie West


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Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

4 small cairns:

a) - 2.7 m E/W x 2.4 m - small and rather diffuse.
b) - 2.8 m E/W x 1.8 m - well defined, with possible kerb around it.
c) - 3.2 m E/W x 2.6 m - 2 large boulders and smaller angular stones, more diffuse structure.
d) - 4.4 m NE/SW x 2.2 m - heaped and concentrated, with black/brown sand visible among stones - NC 3766 6667. In sandblow to N of other 3.
On S-facing slope on side of small open valley leading down toward Kyle of Durness. Just below large sandblow in area littered with stones. Frequent burrows, thin turf cover.
Small cairns, probably clearance but possibly burial.
Recommendations: Monitor erosion and control rabbits. <1><2>

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Grid reference NC 3764 6666 (point) Approximate
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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