MHG54251 - Stone platform, Loch Mullardoch


A rectangular stone platform, surrounded by low wooden stakes is visible at low tide in the mud flats adjacent to Loch Mullardoch.

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  • PLATFORM (Modern - 1901 AD? to 2100 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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A rectangular stone platform was photographed by Kirsty Cameron, in June 2007, at low tide in Loch Mullardoch. It is surrounded by a ring of low wooden posts, which demarcate an area surrounding the platform. Its use could not be determined, but it is possibly related to fishing or fowling practice in the area. <1>

Several circular stone-built structures were identified on land exposed by low water at the top west end of Glen Cannich by Glenn Wilks, a walker, on the 29th June 2021. Following notification to Historic Environment Scotland, four members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society and Mr Wilks visited this area on 27th July 2021. Their aim was to survey these structures and to obtain material for carbon dating before the waters of the loch rose again. Other structures in the area were surveyed and also on a followup visit.

Rectangular Platform. This structure was re-visited by Roland Spencer-Jones of NOSAS on 10th August 2021, when it was confirmed that the platform remained, clearly seen raised up from the denuded ground of the receded loch. Orientated E-W, it consisted of laid stones and boulders, 5.5 x 2.5m. Two metres to the north of this structure a remnant E-W path could be seen, separating areas of old trees on the bed of the loch. The rectangular structure is roughly the size of a building. It is possible that it represented the base of a building, probably wooden, that no longer exists. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2013 aerial photographs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0992 2921 (10m by 7m)
Map sheet NH02NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

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