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Loch Nam Bat

Still (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loch Nam Bat

Classification Still (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Wester Balnagrantach

Canmore ID 259495

Site Number NH43SE 55

NGR NH 49330 33353

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Glenmoriston
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

Scheduled as 'Loch nam Bat, still 1790m N of Wester Balnagrantach... an illicit whisky still... situated in wooded moorland and hidden tight into a shallow rocky gully which drains into the nearby loch.'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 27 September 2007.


Field Visit (2 September 1997)

NH43SE 55 49330 33353

The stone footings of this still are situated at the foot of a mature Scots Pine in a shallow gully draining into the N side of Loch nam Bat. It is subrectangular on plan and measures 5.9m from NE to SW by 2.7m transversely within a faced rubble wall 0.9m in thickness and 0.8m in height. There are two entrances on the SE. A stone platform occupies the NE end of the interior, and the NW wall incorporates a recess measuring 2.2m in depth by 1.5m in breadth. There is a local tradition that this was a still (information from Mr Younie, Garbeg).

(URQ97 24)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 2 September 1997


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