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Loch Shin Dam


Site Name Loch Shin Dam

Classification Slag

Canmore ID 5015

Site Number NC50NE 44

NGR NC 575 068

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lairg
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC50NE 44 575 068.

Iron Smelting Site: Some 200 yards E of the broch (NC50NE 42), on the shore of the narrow strait which connects Loch Shin with the small loch at the head of which is Lairg, is a considerable deposit of iron slag.


No trace of this deposit of iron slag was found in the area NC 575 068. This location is just below a large dam across the strait, and the slag would have been obliterated by building operations.

Visited by OS (W D J) 25 June 1963.


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