MHG58588 - Rock shelters, cairn, midden, Inverguseran


Rock shelters (2), cairn, midden, Inverguseran

Type and Period (3)

  • ROCK SHELTER (Unknown date)
  • CAIRN (Unknown date)
  • MIDDEN (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2008/9 as part of an archaeological survey of outer Loch Hourn.

Slisneach is an exceptional area, facing both north onto Loch Hourn and west onto the Sound of Sleat, which lies at the mouth of the loch. Whereas the limit of the loch on its north side is rather vague - though generally accepted locally to be Sandaig (Billy Mackenzie, pers. Comm.) - there is no mistaking its southern limit at Rubha Ard Slisneach. After Culloden, Slisneach was not forfeited, but Inverguseran, the next farm to the south was. Slisneach was occupied at this time as a wadset, held by a son of Macdonnell of Scotus (Munro 1984). Today, Inverguseran is a thriving sheep farm, of which Slisneach forms a small part.

Site 1083. About 150m north of the Allt na Faolin at a height of 12m OD and at the foot of the cliff above the coastal track, there are 2 adjoining rock shelters. Both have crude stone sleeping platforms built within them. A possible midden spreads out to the front of the shelters. A possible single stone cairn on a large boulder by the track marks the position of the shelters. <1>

Note; Site not visible on AP’s so location approximate. (T Blackie 31/8/18)

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NG 7451 0808 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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