MHG57276 - Building - Loch Achonachie (Allt na Criche/Drumandarroch)


Building associated with distilling at Loch Achonachie (Allt na Criche/Drumandarroch)

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DISTILLING SITE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Distilling sites and potentially associated structures situated on a shoulder ground characterised by rock outcrops and dense heather ground cover above the enclosed fields at Drumindarroch farm to the NE. There are at least four probable still bothies and two other structures distributed above the N bank of the Allt na Criche (NOSAS Site Survey Nos 199 – 204 and 228). Presumably these features were associated with the production of illegal whisky.

This still was recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. A small D-shaped building (199) situated on the S side of the small valley at NH 41804 55044, much overgrown and concealed beneath an overhanging crag which projects some 0.8m along its length. It measures 3.5m x 2.6m between substantial stone and turf walls which stand 0.6m high with an entrance 0.6m in width. This structure is 100m to the south of a still bothy (MHG54532) and may be a hiding place. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4180 5504 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH45NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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