Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Brackside

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7368

Site Number NC96SE 45

NGR NC 9511 6436

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

NC96SE 45 9511 6436.

At NC 9511 6436, on a N-facing slope, is a heather and turf-covered cairn, 9.5m in diameter and 0.6m high. One or two earthfast stones on the line of the periphery are probably kerb stones. In the disturbed centre, the side-slab of a cist, 1.1m long and aligned E-W, protrudes

to 0.1m.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J M) 19 August 1981.

This cairn, noted during a pre-afforestation survey of Sandside Estate, measures 9.5m in diameter and stands up to 0.6m in height. A side-slab of a cist is visible in the centre.

C Dagg 13 October 1998; NMRS MS 1008/3, no.9


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions