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Staffa, Fingal's Cave

Cave (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Staffa, Fingal's Cave

Classification Cave (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 156945

Site Number NM33NW 8

NGR NM 3244 3504

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilninian And Kilmore
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll


Aerial Photography (2 June 1997)

Laser Scanning (2017)

NM 3244 3504 (NM33NW 8) As part of a multi-disciplinary project over a number of years, survey and excavation work has been carried out on the island of Staffa. The entire southern end of the island has been surveyed using a laser scanner with further data captured both from drone camera

footage and a set of photos of the cliff faces. In addition, the interior of Fingal’s Cave has also been scanned and recorded. Record photographs have also been taken of many of the basalt columns that have graffiti on them. In some instances, more detailed photography was undertaken including some RTI work on some of the denser locations of overlapping


Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: National Trust for Scotland, NTS London Members Centre and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Derek Alexander, Daniel Rhodes, Stuart Jeffrey, Siân Jones and Tessa Poller – National Trust for Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, University of Stirling and University of Glasgow

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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