Scheduled Monument

Greentulloch,broch 180m NE ofSM5089

Status: Designated


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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.


Date Added
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch
Local Authority
ND 16271 32336
316271, 932336


The monument comprises a broch which is estimated to be about 17m in diameter and incorporated into a mound which is about 23m in diameter and 1.5m high. A small trench has been excavated at some time in the past on the SE of the mound and this has exposed the lintelled entrance to the broch and a curved stretch of the outer wall face 8m long.

The outer mound extends someway beyond the wall of the broch on the SW and it is probable that ancillary structures outside the broch wall will survive in this area.

The area to be scheduled measures 65m SW-NE by 50m SE-NW, to include the broch, the outer mound and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the building and occupation of the broch may survive, as depicted in red on the attached map. This area excludes the roofless long house to the SE, is defined by the modern wall to the SW and extends 20m beyond the walled enclosure on the NW and NE.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and domestic life. The broch is fairly well preserved and will incorporate information about Iron Age defensive architecture, while the settlement contains evidence for the farming activities and domestic life of its inhabitants.



RCAHMS records the monument as ND 13 SE 14.

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

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Scheduled monument records provide an indication of the national importance of the scheduled monument which has been identified by the description and map. The description and map (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

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