MHG58660 - Commemorative Cairn - Carn Sheonaid


A commemorative cairn, raised on the spot an old beggar- woman died, recorded by the Scotland's Rural Past Project based on oral and placename evidence.

Type and Period (1)

  • COMMEMORATIVE CAIRN (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Oral history recording and place name research relating to Camuscross was conducted by members of the local community for the Scotland's Rural Past Project in 2011. The purpose of this research was to record names which have not previously been recorded on maps, but have survived through local knowledge and oral tradition.
'Carn Sheonaid' means 'Janet’s cairn.' Oral history tells that this cairn was raised on the spot that an old beggar-woman died in a snow storm. Recent researches amongst the death records show that a Janet Campbell died of exposure in Camuscross in 18?? and it is presumed that this cairn commemorates her memory. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 6900 1171 (60m by 60m)
Map sheet NG61SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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