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AG 11335

Description View from NNW.

Date 1981

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number AG 11335

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 364469

Scope and Content Cairn at Blar Buidhe, Iona, Argyll and Bute This cairn stands behind a bluff at Blar Buidhe. It now looks like a grass-covered mound, but was originally surrounded by a kerb of large boulders. Two of these are still in place, standing to 1 m in height. A further five are lying close by. The cairn can be seen in this image. It was earlier interpreted as a ring-cairn or a collapsed corn-drying kiln. However, it appears to be a kerb-cairn, examples of which are also found on the Isle of Mull. A plan of the cairn was made by Sir Henry Dryden in 1875. This showed a trench running across the cairn, suggesting that it had been excavated at that time. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Inv. p29 B


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