MHG62949 - Wall, possible shooting butt - northeast of Torr Mor


Ruined wall and possible shooting butt northeast of Torr Mor.

Type and Period (2)

  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • SHOOTING STAND? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. N.E. of Torr Mor.
A forestry ride runs northeastwards close to and below the S.E. side of Torr Mor. After a short distance this is crossed at right angles by very crude boulder walling. It commences about 4yds from the S.E. side of the forestry ride and after 30yds in a straight line, at the other side it curves towards the west and after a few yards all trace is lost. It may have been built as a linear butt for use in hunting activities as it overlooks lower ground. Continuing northeastwards along the forestry ride, where this reaches the bottom of the slope there is an 8yd dia. circular cairn or mound close to the S.E. side of the ride. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 19/07/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5380 3939 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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