NG3648 : Ruined shieling hut

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Blackhill, Highland, Great Britain

Ruined shieling hut
Ruined shieling hut
This is the best preserved of a group of about six similar structures just here. It is a little larger than most shieling hut ruins found locally, and a little unusual in having square corners - as most are rounded. But the size, grouping and location of the ruins make it more than likely that they were shielings. The huts were used by shepherds when they brought their sheep onto higher ground during the summer.
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NG3648, 8 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Housing, Dwellings  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Near (from Tags)
Edinbane 
Ruin (from Tags)
Shieling Hut 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Skye 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 3659 4897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:27.2591N 6:23.5851W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 3659 4897
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Shieling  Ruin  Heather Moorland 

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