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between 12:00 Friday 15th December and 12:00 Monday 18th December


Tom A' Ghrianain, Glen Coe

Beacon (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Tom A' Ghrianain, Glen Coe

Classification Beacon (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Signal Rock

Canmore ID 332065

Site Number NN15NW 62

NGR NN 12130 56767

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lismore And Appin (Lochaber)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll


Note (9 August 2013)

Signal Rock, situated at the top of Tom a' Ghrianain, is thought to have been a meeting point for the MacDonalds of Glencoe. It is possible that the site was used as a means of communicating a warning, by lighting a fire as a signal. According to myth, the site may have been used to signal the start of the massacre of 13th February 1692.

Information from RCAHMS (HDS) 9th August 2013


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