Scheduled Monument

Dun Flashader, broch, SkyeSM911

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
Last Date Amended
Supplementary Information Updated
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch
Local Authority
NG 35124 53525
135124, 853525


The monument to be scheduled is the broch known as Dun Flashader.

The remains of this Iron Age structure stand on the summit of a flat topped rocky eminence c 7.6m high. This broch is very dilapidated and its walls survive no more than 1.5m high. There are traces of an outer wall enclosing the rock outcrop with a small entrance on its E side. The monument was first scheduled in 1960, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains; the present rescheduling rectifies this.

The area now to be scheduled covers the whole of the top of the rock outcrop, with maximum dimensions of 50m NE-SW by 50m NW-SE as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

This monument is of national importance as the remains of a broch and its associated enclosure which has the potential to provide important information about the construction and use of these prehistoric defensive structures.



The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions of Skye and Small Isles. 1928, 160. no. 513.

About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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.

We schedule sites and monuments that are found to be of national importance using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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).

The format of scheduled monument records has changed over time. Earlier records will usually be brief. Some information will not have been recorded and the map will not be to current standards. Even if what is described and what is mapped has changed, the monument is still scheduled.

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