Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Tobar A'ghaill

Platform(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tobar A'ghaill

Classification Platform(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Skipness

Canmore ID 39854

Site Number NR96SW 4

NGR NR 919 605

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2022.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map


Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Saddell And Skipness
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR96SW 4 919 605

A large number of platforms are situated in an area of ground bounded on the N by the burn of Tobar a' Ghaill, on the W by the 300ft contour (approximately), on the S by a turf dyke that runs down to the sea at a point 200yds N of Skipness pier, and on the E by the cliffs.

A Graham 1919.

The area within the km N of Skipness pier was investigated in an attempt to locate the platforms mentioned by Graham. Fifteen were found, between the 10m and 70m contour. They were graded in size; some were visibly stone fronted and the others apparently earth banked.

E B Rennie 1988.

NR 919 605 Site identified as part of a coastal zone assessment survey.

M Cressey, S Badger, 2005.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions