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Eilean Port Nam Murrach, Sound Of Arisaig

Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Site Name Eilean Port Nam Murrach, Sound Of Arisaig

Classification Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Alternative Name(s) Eilean Port Na Muirach; Eilean Port Nam Muireach

Canmore ID 22532

Site Number NM68SW 1

NGR NM 6124 8351

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Arisaig And Moidart
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NM68SW 1 6124 8351.

(NM 6124 8351) There is vitrifaction on the top of an islet called Eilean Port na Muirach, a site with no space for a fort or garrison, but with an excellent view over the sea and thus probably used as a look-out and beacon (M'Hardy 1906).

Both Childe and Cotton report this as a vitrified fort.

No plan or description of it has been traced (Cotton 1954).

A B M'Hardy 1906; V G Childe 1946; M A Cotton 1954.

There is no trace of any vitrifaction or structure on Eilean Port nam Muirach, a conical islet with an uneven summit measuring c.16.0m by c. 10.0m. On the NE slopes are masses of small stones which look like tumble from a wall, when seen from a distance, but are in fact natural.

Visited by OS (NKB) 1 June 1970.


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