Moultavie,two cairns 850m NW ofSM5223
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- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)
- Local Authority
- Planning Authority
- NH 62361 71637
- 262361, 871637
The most northerly cairn measures 16m in diameter and up to 1.2m high. There is an almost complete kerb of boulders around its perimeter. The second cairn measures 8.0m in diameter and up to 1.2m high. The area to be scheduled measures 60m NW-SE by 35m NE-SW and is bounded on the SE by a forest track as detailed in red on the attached map.
Statement of National Importance
The site is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of prehistoric cairn construction. Pollen and features sealed beneath the cairns can also increase our understanding of the land use immediately prior to its construction.
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