MHG9152 - Possible site of monastic settlement, Priest Island


It has been conjectured that there are the remains of some kind of ecclesiastical structure on the island. No evidence of this has been found.

Type and Period (2)

  • STRUCTURE? (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD? to 1559 AD?)
  • MONASTIC SETTLEMENT? (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'The outermost member of the Summer Isles is named "Priest Island" and on it are the remains of…some kind of ecclesiastical edifice.'
Aliquis 1893. <1>

The present building remains on Priest Island (see NB90NW 1) show no evidence of an ecclesiastical origin.
Visited by OS (E G) 28 May 1962.

The reference in <1> undoubtedly refers to one of the ruined buildings on the west side of the island that are depicted on the 1st edition map. See also the reference to a "hermitage" in MHG9123. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NB 923 021 (point) Estimated from sources. Notional central point
Map sheet NB90SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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