MHG54589 - Settlement - Allt Mhic Cailein, Ardnamurchan


A group of stone structures, possibly shieling huts or dwellings, at Allt Mhic Cailein, Ardnamurchan.

Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING HUT (Undated)
  • STRUCTURE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

RCAHMS Canmore description:
A walkover survey was undertaken, 26 April–3 May 2008 on land to the N of Allt Sanna, eastwards to the depopulated township of Plocaig and then further E taking in a c100m broad coastal strip as far as Eigin –aig. The work is part of the project described under Bourblaige, parish of Ardnamurchan. Anne Bankier was accompanied on survey by Stephen Digney, Oliver O’Grady, and Alice E Blackwell.

NM 46422 70181 (centred) – Shieling (six huts).

Report: Highland SMR and RCAHMS (intended)
Funder: The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Caledonian Research Foundation Scholarship
Anne Bankier – University of Glasgow <1>

The site was visited and photographed by Jon Haylett on the 3rd of November 2013. The features were noted as stone built. One structure was against a cliff face whilst the others were dispersed on open ground. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 4642 7018 (125m by 125m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM47SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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