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Eigg, Galmisdale

Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Eigg, Galmisdale

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 22175

Site Number NM48SE 13

NGR NM 48224 83880

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Small Isles
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NM48SE 13 48224 83880

Surmounting a rise at NM 4822 8387 is a heather-covered cairn measuring c. 7.0m in diameter and 0.5m high. Two or three large stones in the mutilated centre have probably been used as a base for a flag staff, shown on O.S. 6" 1903. Two stones on end occur on the cairn edge in the S arc, but it cannot be ascertained if these are in situ.

Visited by OS (AA) 8 May 1972


Field Visit (12 October 2001)

This cairn stands on a rise to the S of the road from Galmisdale Pier to Eigg lodge. It measures 5.8m in diameter and 0.5m in height. Two stones protrude from the edge of the cairn on the S, and there is a third stone lying on the top.

(EIGG01 540)

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 12 October 2001


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