MHG55312 - Shieling group, Kilbeg


A large shieling group comprising at least 15 individual structures (Sites 3a to 3m in the accompanying survey report).

Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING HUT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHIELING SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This large shieling group comprises at least 15 individual structures built of turf and stone, located at a height of 206m OD. The shielings are situated in a large open SE-facing bowl on the slopes of Maol Buidhe and the vegetation comprises heather, moss, rushes and grass. The structures are in a degraded to very degraded condition with walls surviving to a maximum height of 0.6m. Generally, the walls of the shielings average between 0.6m and 0.8m.
This group covers Sites 3a to 3m in the walkover survey report. See individual site records. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 6448 0789 (70m by 49m)
Map sheet NG60NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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