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Skye, Loch Bharabhaig

Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Shieling (Post Medieval)

Site Name Skye, Loch Bharabhaig

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Shieling (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 311825

Site Number NG61SE 49

NGR NG 68828 10078

NGR Description Centre of largest building

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Sleat
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (2009 - 2010)

The buildings at NG 68828 10078 and NG 68780 09990 appear to be two small farmsteads, whilst the small circular building at NG 68731 10062 is almost certainly a shieling hut. It is 2m in internal diameter, with very low, turf walls, and has no obvious entrance.

Information from SRP Camuscross, August 2011.


Aerial photographs show a cluster of at least five buildings, possibly shieling huts of different periods, situated in a grassy, but bracken infested, clearing at the NW end of Loch Bharabhaig.

At NG 68828 10078 there is a round-ended rectangular building, aligned NNE - SSW and measuring c12m x c3.5m internally. Approximately 10m to the SSW is another smaller building, aligned WSW - ENE and measuring c7m x c2.5m internally. On a small stoney knoll c 80m to the SSW (NG 68780 09990) there are at least two more buildings measuring 6-7m x 2.5-3m internally, and about 80m NW of this (NG 68731 10062) there is a small circular building, of c2m in internal diameter.

Information from Ishbel MacKinnon, July 2011.


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