MHG59487 - Shieling hut/bothy, Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack


Shieling hut/bothy at Gleann Goibhre, Kilmorack

Type and Period (2)

  • SHIELING HUT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BOTHY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Gleann Goibhre shieling site was surveyed by NOSAS members in 2002 and 2016 . The site lies to the south of the Allt Goibhre, on a north facing terrace at a height of 300m. A pipeline with parallel track traverse the south part of the site and its construction may well have destroyed some features of the site. The site comprises the remains of 34 structures and a possible enclosing bank.

Shieling hut/bothy 21. A sub-rectangular structure butted into the slope at the SW end measuring c. 4.5m SW-NE by c.3m externally. There are 2 large boulders at the SW end and 3 visible stones at the NE end set into the turf. The walls are c.0.20m high and c.0.75m in breadth. The ground slopes away from the structure. As site 20 this shieling lies to the S of the track on a grassy area within the heather. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4022 4789 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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