MHG54180 - Shieling settlement, Scalpay


An enclosed shieling settlement, recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone built sub-rectangular enclosure measures 87 metres long (NW-SE axis) by 45 metres wide and is situated on the south-east facing slope of Beinn Loch a' Mhuilinn at 45 metres OD. Lying to the east side of a small bum, the enclosure contains the remains of 10 individual shieling structures comprising single and double cell types and the remains of a milking shieling. The structures are built of a combination of turf and stone and are in a ruinous to degraded condition.

There are a further two single cell shielings situated 75 metres to the northeast of the enclosed group. These are located on a sloping shelf, immediately to the south east ofa low sandstone outcrop. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 6356 2943 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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