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Eigg, Laig

Boundary Bank(S), Building (Period Unassigned), Hut, Track(S)

Site Name Eigg, Laig

Classification Boundary Bank(S), Building (Period Unassigned), Hut, Track(S)

Canmore ID 296098

Site Number NM48NE 62

NGR NM 46828 87505

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (11 July 2001)

This sub-rectangular building stands on a terrace 23m W of the road and 205m SE of Laig farmhouse. It measures 9m from E to W by 4.7m transversely over drystone rubble walls spread up to 1m in thickness and 0.5m in height. There is an entrance in the N side, and the ephemeral remains of a hut to the N.

EIGG01 614

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 11 July 2001

Ground Survey

A survey was carried out in advance of the electrification of the Island of Eigg. The survey covered the proposed sites of infrastructure, (wind farm, hydro scheme and solar array), and the routes of the cable network connecting these elements. Where it was felt necessary cable routes were realigned to avoid known archaeology. Only two new archaeological sites were recorded during the work:

Laig 1: NM 4682 8749 A ruinous stone-built structure measuring 11 x 5m over walls 1m thick.

Archive currently retained by Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey. Reports deposited with the Eigg Trust, Highland Council and RCAHMS.

Funder: Eigg Electric Ltd.


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