MHG54252 - Stone platform, Loch Mullardoch


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

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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A small circular platform of loosely packed stones 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. A similarly-constructed, but rectangular platform lies nearby and these are likely to be associated. 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.

Circular Platform. This structure was visited by Roland Spencer-Jones of NOSAS on 10th August 2021 and confirmed to be a circular platform of laid stones, 3.25m in diameter. One metre outwith the structure is a circle of upright broken or rotted posts, many of which are now deficient. These are best seen on the northern arc. This circular platform lies within a lush flat meadow at the previous western end of Loch Lungard. It is possible that it represents the base of a hay-stack. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 0964 2910 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH02NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

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