The monument comprises a circular burial cairn, which measures some 14m in diameter and stands c.1.5m in height. The monument was first scheduled in 1977, but the boundary of the scheduled area was unclear: the present re-scheduling rectifies this.
This stone-built, roughly circular burial cairn is situated on Tullos Hill, towards the end of an elevated ridge, at c.68m OD, with a view over Nigg Bay. It has been damaged by wartime installations, but measures some 14m in diameter and stands c.1.5m in height. The cairn comprises a mound of stone of varying size. A short cist containing an urn was found in the cairn in the late 18th century. Another three cairns are located within the close vicinity, indicating that this monument may form part of a relict prehistoric funerary landscape.
The area to be scheduled is a circle of diameter 40m centred on the centre of the cairn, to include the cairn and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.