MHG58633 - Stony Depression - Rudha Beag


A depression situated in very stony ground. There has been the suggestion that it could be a Neolithic Cairn, but it is likely natural.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A desk-based assessment and walkover survey of Cuil, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Lochaber, was carried out in 2010 by N Malcolm for RCAHMS' 'Scotland's Rural Past Project'. A circular depression in the ground measured about 2 metres in diameter and about 0.5m deep. It was in a very flat, stony area and likely a natural hollow. However, it has been suggested that it might be a very deteriorated neolithic cairn, but no attempt has been made to clarify the nature of this site. <1> <2>

See link below to HES Canmore record for photo.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 9732 5557 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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