MHG60460 - Dornie settlement and harbour - Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig


Dornie settlement and harbour on Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig

Type and Period (4)

  • SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • HARBOUR (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The area known as the Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig was surveyed by Anne MacInnes and Terry Doe in 2013. The Aird area has been well populated and worked probably in pre clearance times around the 18th century or even before. The building type is typical of this time. The evidence of ports in every area of settlement shows use of the sea for both access and fishing.

Dornie settlement.

In this area is a house which is still lived in and numerous footings and walls of older buildings which cannot be exactly located as they have been removed. There is a small harbour with boathouse. A path leads from the harbour on to the adjacent point of land. There are enclosures on the land above the harbour area with improved ground and several lazy beds (see MHG60472). Three small roofed buildings are shown in the enclosure area on the 1st OS, but nothing is shown at the harbour area. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8130 5605 (95m by 181m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG85NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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