MHG54184 - Shieling/bothy, Scalpay


The substantial remains of a shieling or bothy, recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Alternate Type) BOTHY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHIELING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Lying approximately 150 metres south-west of a mature conifer plantation and on the southeast facing slopes ofBeinn nan Caorach, are the ruinous but substantial remains of a shieling or bothy. Built of large stones and boulders, the structure measures 6.0 metres long by 4.5 metres wide, over walls 0.8 metres thick. A stone-built single celled structure is situated 2 metres to the north-east, measuring 4.0 metres diameter over walls 0.6 metres thick. A single row of large boulders forms a connecting wall between the two structures, forming a small yard. The site is located on a narrow shelf on the hillside at 115 metres OD. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 6241 2837 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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