MHG59021 - Signal Rock - Tom a' Ghrianain, Glen Coe


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Type and Period (2)

  • MOOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BEACON (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Signal Rock, situated at the top of Tom a' Ghrianain, is thought to have been a meeting point for the MacDonalds of Glencoe. It is possible that the site was used as a means of communicating a warning, by lighting a fire as a signal. According to myth, the site may have been used to signal the start of the massacre of 13th February 1692.
Information from RCAHMS (HDS) 9th August 2013

See link below to HES Canmore record for photos of the rock contributed by Martin Briscoe.

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Grid reference Centred NN 1213 5676 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN15NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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