North Uist, Dun An Sticer

Broch (iron Age), Building(s) (medieval)

Site Name North Uist, Dun An Sticer

Classification Broch (iron Age), Building(s) (medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Sticir

Canmore ID 10294

Site Number NF87NE 1

NGR NF 89717 77675

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish North Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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Dun an Sticir (fort of the skulker), probably 16th century Remains of a small tower or hall raised on the foundations of an Iron Age broch. It stands on an island in Loch an Sticir, reached by a causeway via two other islets. Here lurked the riever Hugh Macdonald (Uisdean Macghilleasbuig Chleirich), factor to North Uist in the 1580s. In 1586 he hatched a treacherous plot to murder his cousin, Donald Gorm, 8th Chief of the Macdonalds of Sleat, but was captured and perished in the dungeon of Duntulm Castle on Skye.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

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