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Field Visit

Date 12 July 1962

Event ID 1096232

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


'Taigh-nam-Bodach' is a small stone-built structure, roughly rectangular and measuring 2.0m x 1.3m with walls 0.4m high, with an entrance to the east, and roughly roofed with stone slabs. Three of the 'figures' are at the entrance and three other possible figures are among the stones of the roof. These figures are pieces of sandstone weathered into a rough resemblance to human figures.

There are no local traditions regarding their origin but Mr Bissett (gamekeeper) still puts the figures inside the hut in the winter and takes them out in the spring. This action has vague associations with good weather (Scots Mag 1979).

Two possible shielings are visible to the east and north-east but they are too ruinous for certain identification.

Visited by OS (EG) 12 July 1962

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