Scheduled Monument

Isle View,ring cairn 125m SW ofSM5021

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: ring cairn
Local Authority
Inverness And Bona
NH 72508 47698
272508, 847698


An oval cairn measuring 13.4m NE-SW by 11.2m transversely, which is bounded by a kerb of boulders on the north and west. On the north east, two stones, one standing, one fallen are probably all that survive of a stone circle. Between these two stones and the cairn is a stony platform edged with boulders on its north side. The area to be scheduled includes the structures described above and measures 40m in diameter as marked in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The site is of national importance because it is a well preserved example of a type of burial cairn found only in this area; it is of particular interest because of its unusual plan. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. Additionally, the surface on which the cairn is built will preserve features and other information which will increase our knowledge of prehistoric land use and environment.



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