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Skye, Beinn An Duibh Leathaid

Shieling Hut (Post Medieval)

Site Name Skye, Beinn An Duibh Leathaid

Classification Shieling Hut (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 312213

Site Number NG61SE 34.01

NGR NG 68741 11478

NGR Description Centre of hut

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)

A sheiling hut or very small circular building is situated on a raised platform, on a level piece of grassy ground surrounded by a few birch trees. It is situated below the birch wood on the N slope of Beinn An Dubh Leithid (hill of the black slope), with Allt na Beiste (burn of the beast, or otter) at the bottom of the slope. The walls are reduced to very low foundations forming a bowl-like depression with an internal measurement of 2.5m. The location of the doorway is not clear. The walls appear to be turf – no stone is visible and none could be felt by poking with a thin metal spike.

Information from SRP Camuscross, August 2011


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