MHG54203 - Bothy and kale yard, Scalpay


A sub-rectangular, stone-built structure with an associated kale yard was recorded during walkover survey on Scalpay.

Type and Period (2)

  • BOTHY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KALE YARD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At base of south-west facing slopes with old forestry gripping and 80 metres north of MHG54202, are the degraded remains of a stone-built sub-rectangular structure. This measures 8.0 metres long (SW-NE axis) by 4.0 metres wide
over walls 0.8 metres thick. There is no obvious entrance within the building, which survives to a maximum height of 1.0 metre. The stone and turf-built kale yard is located 22 metres to the north and has been badly damaged by the
forestry gripping and the construction of a drainage ditch. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5926 2905 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG52NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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