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Mellon Udrigle

Holiday Camp(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Mellon Udrigle

Classification Holiday Camp(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) An Dubh Airde

Canmore ID 296676

Site Number NG89NE 6

NGR NG 89523 95558

NGR Description Centred NG 89523 95558

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Gairloch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

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Aerial Photographic Interpretation (October 2008)

A military installation is situated on the peninsula E of Mellon Udrigle, near to An Dubh Airdie.

It consists of a row of five square buildings with flat roofs partly concealed by a conifer shelter belt to the S. The structures are at NG 89473 95563, NG 89496 95561, NG 89523 95558, NG 89548 95556 and NG 89581 95553 with a rectangular building at NG 89317 95532 with two smaller structures nearby.

The installation is visible on vertical air photographs taken in1988 (All Scotland Survey, frames 28 88 121-122, flown 28 June 1988), which show that the structures are almost overhung by the shleter belt of trees.

It is not known what the structures are for, but it is likely they are connected to the use of the Gairloch by N.A.T.O. and are of relatively recent construction as they do not appear on vertical air phtographs taken during the late 1960's and early 1970's.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2008

Note

These structures are purpose-built holiday chalets.

Information received from Highland Council Archaeology Unit. Highland Historic Environment Record MHG52484.

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