MHG60435 - Probable roundhouse with associated enclosure - Gruinard Island


Probable roundhouse with associated enclosure and clearance piles on Gruinard Island.

Type and Period (3)

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE? (Unknown date)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A survey of Gruinard Island was undertaken in 2018 by Jim Buchanan and Anne MacInnes with assistance from Gordon Grant and Karen Buchanan as part of a study of the island for Gairloch Museum.

There appears to be a probable roundhouse with associated enclosure and clearance piles. We were not able to confirm this due to access difficulties. However this would indicate that the island has been used since prehistoric times. There are roundhouses on nearby Isle Ewe and on the mainland opposite the island. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 AP’s <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 9449 9497 (69m by 45m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG99SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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