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Skye, Chlachaig

Clearance Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skye, Chlachaig

Classification Clearance Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 312231

Site Number NG61SE 65

NGR NG 69856 11661

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

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Reference (2009 - 2010)

Oral history recording and place name research relating to Camuscross conducted by members of the local community. The purpose of this research was to record names which have not previously been recorded on maps, but have survived through local knowledge and oral tradition.

'Chlachaig' means 'stony place.' There is a mound of stones on No 21 Camuscross at this grid reference. The road appears to cut through a mound of stones, against which the shed behind the croft house on No 21 is also built. This could be a mound of stones cleared from the arable ground. However, might it possibly be a cairn? Local stories talk of a “Viking grave” behind No 21. A stone cist was shown by his father to the present tenant of Croft no 8, (situated just across the road from 21), when he was a boy, although he has not been able to locate it again.

Information from SRP Camuscross, August 2011.

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