MHG60474 - Camus-Ruadh settlement - Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig


Camus-Ruadh settlement on Aird Peninsula, Shieldaig

Type and Period (3)

  • SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • LANDING POINT (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.

Camus- Ruadh settlement.

This area is situated on a terrace above the beach. There is a substantial enclosure and 2 buildings and a port. One of the buildings sits on the shingle beach with its rear wall built into the terrace. Both these buildings (roofed) and the enclosure are shown on the 1st OS map. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8120 5588 (124m by 114m) (6 map features)
Map sheet NG85NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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