MHG54187 - Shieling or clearance cairn, Scalpay


A boulder spread, recorded during walkover survey, may represent the degraded remains of a building, or an area of clearance.

Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING HUT? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sub-circular boulder spread measuring 4.5 metres by 4.0 metres was located on a south-facing spur of well drained ground, overlooking the Allt Guin Shuas and 70 metres north of the old fence line. Situated at 85 metres OD, this site could be the degraded remains of a shie1ing or an area of boulder clearance. However, the site is rather xposed and no cultivation areas were noted within the immediate area. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NG 6210 2775 (point)
Map sheet NG62NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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