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West Bracklinn, cairn 1550m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.262 / 56°15'43"N

Longitude: -4.1747 / 4°10'29"W

OS Eastings: 265391

OS Northings: 709854

OS Grid: NN653098

Mapcode National: GBR 12.9J2J

Mapcode Global: WH4N9.VV6T

Entry Name: West Bracklinn, cairn 1550m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 19 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6971

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding mound. Cairns such as this are funerary and ritual sites of the Early Bronze Age (c. 2500-1500BC)

The monument lies at around 305m OD, on a natural knoll overlooking the Eas Uilleam. The cairn is approximately 5.5m in diameter and about 0.6m high, although the rough profile of the monument implies some degree of disturbance, or addition of material through field clearance.

The cairn is very unobtrusive but would have been clearly intervisible with a large chambered cairn roughly 400m to the E. This pattern of a large cairn with small unobtrusive cairns in the immediate vicinity appears to be a characteristic of the prehistoric burial record in this area.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 25m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. The cairn has particular interest as one of a group of unusually small and unobtrusive cairns located close to larger cairns in the Braes of Doune area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 60 NE 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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