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Ardnamurchan, Acharacle


Site Name Ardnamurchan, Acharacle

Classification Logboat

Canmore ID 22491

Site Number NM66NE 1

NGR NM 6745 6822

NGR Description NM c. 6745 6822

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Ardnamurchan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM66NE 1 c. 6745 6822

See also NM68NE 2.

NM 675 682. A dug-out canoe was uncovered sometime between 1895 and 1905, by two workmen digging drains at the top end of the glebe, near the school, at Acharacle. The canoe was described as 'narrow, about 12 to 14 feet in length and carved from a single piece of wood'.

Information from Rev Neil MacKinnon, Minister, Church of Scotland, at Acharacle, 1888-1927).

It was said in the locality that the minister, the Rev Neil MacKinnon, 'sent it away to a museum'.

Information contained in letter from J Dye, Toad Hall, Acharacle, Argyll, to OS, 27 October 1976.

(Location amended to NM c. 6745 6822). Between 1895 and 1905 a logboat was discovered during drainage operations 'at the top end of the glebe, near the school'. The area indicated is on the W side of Acharacle village at an altitude of about 15m OD and is about 300m from the W end of Loch Shiel (at its present level).

No contemporary record of this discovery exists but a later account describes the boat as being 'narrow' and measuring between 12' (3.7m) and 14' (4.3m) in length. It was apparently sent to 'a Museum', but is now lost.

R J C Mowat 1996.

NMRS, MS/47/1.


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