MHG54181 - Milking shieling, Scalpay


A ruinous milking shieling recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (2)

  • MILKING PARLOUR (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DAIRY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A ruinous milking shieling is situated on a south-east facing terrace, on the slopes ofBeinn Loch a' Mhuillin, at 57 metres aD. Lying 10 metres west of a small burn, the structure comprises a milking pen measuring 4 metres square internally. Built off this pen are a small smoking cell and a paved dairy. The 1.4 metre wide entrance faces east. This structure is almost identical in plan to the milking shieling excavated at Torrin on Skye. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NG 6316 2906 (point)
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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