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Dun Riaskidh, Torrisdale Bay, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 68763 61406 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5775 Dun Richard Getting Here Along the A836 road between Bettyhill and Tongue, keep your eyes peeled for the turning down to Borgie and Skerray.  Go along here … Continue reading

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Borgie Farmhouse, Tongue, Sutherland

Broch (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NC 675 594 Archaeology & History A singular reference to this site appears in James Horsburgh’s (1870) early article on the prehistoric remains of Sutherland.  It seems he was on an early road-trip (or dirt-track-trip … Continue reading

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Castlehill Wood, St Ninians, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Dun:  OS Grid Reference – NS 75074 90902 Also Known as:  Canmore ID 46233 Castlehill Wood Getting Here Take the Gateside Road from St Ninians or Polmaise Road out of Torbrex across the M9, heading out west onto the southern moors of … Continue reading

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Auchensalt, Thornhill, Stirlingshire

Broch:  OS Grid Reference – NN 6533 0099 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24398 Easter Borland Keir Getting Here Take the A873 from Thornhill to Aberfoyle, and literally 1 mile west of Thornhill turn right up the track up and past Easter … Continue reading

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Achnaburin, Bettyhill, Farr, Sutherland

‘Hut Circle’:  OS Grid Reference – NC 7082 5891 Also Known as: Achnabourin Canmore ID 6210 Getting Here Take the A836 road (between Bettyhill and Tongue), crossing the metal bridge across the River Naver a mile south of Bettyhill.  Keep going for nearly … Continue reading

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Leckie Broch Carving (02), Gargunnock, Stirlingshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 6926 9399 Getting Here Take the A811 road between Stirling and Kippen and go up into Gargunnock, From the village centre, go along the Leckie Road (not the Main Street!) for half-a-mile, then turn … Continue reading

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Leckie Broch Carving (01), Gargunnock, Stirlingshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 69259 93985  —  NEW FIND Getting Here Take the A811 road between Stirling and Kippen and go up into Gargunnock, From the village centre, go along the Leckie Road (not the Main Street!) for … Continue reading

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Castle Craig, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire

‘Fort’ (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9116 9769 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48294 Archaeology & History This ancient fort could once be seen in the ancient woodlands on the western side of the Mill Glen, above the village, going … Continue reading

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Baile Mhargaite, Bettyhill, Sutherland

Broch: OS Grid Reference – NC 69742 60973 Also Known as: Ca an Duin Canmore ID 5786 Invernaver Lochan Druim An Duin Sandy Dun Getting Here Take the A836 road west through Bettyhill and downhill, turning right and going over the … Continue reading

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Caisteal Mhic Neill, Cashlie, Glen Lyon, Perthshire

Dun:  OS Grid Reference – NN 49036 41779 Getting Here Truly remote, but easy to find once you’re nearing the western end of Glen Lyon. Going upstream, past Cashlie Dam, watch out for the well-preserved stone kiln on the left-hand … Continue reading

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