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Innes Bhuidhe, forts, north east of Bridge of Dochart

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.4636 / 56°27'48"N

Longitude: -4.3184 / 4°19'6"W

OS Eastings: 257249

OS Northings: 732570

OS Grid: NN572325

Mapcode National: GBR HCQM.LMK

Mapcode Global: WH3L4.MSTT

Entry Name: Innes Bhuidhe, forts, NE of Bridge of Dochart

Scheduled Date: 26 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6545

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Killin

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of two forts of prehistoric date surviving as a series of earthworks. The monument occupies a long, narrow island in the River Dochart at around 110m OD close to the Falls of Dochart.

The NE end of the island is occupied by a fort, defined by a single ditch with an inner rampart which cuts across the island some 70m from its NE end. A modern path appears to have disturbed the original entrance, while a modern wall lies just to the SW of the original rampart. Much of the interior is occupied by the Macnab burial ground.

Most of the remainder of the island is occupied by a second, larger, sub-rectangular fort defined by an earthen rampart. This is best preserved at its NE and SW ends where it has a maximum height of about 1.4m and 2.2m respectively. This fort measures some 140m NE-SW by some 50m at its widest points.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the forts and an area around them in which traces of associated material may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape, bounded on the NW and SE by the island edge and on the NE by a low stone wall, which is itself excluded from scheduling.

This area has maximum dimensions of 160m NE-SW by 50m NW-SE as marked in red on the accompanying map. The walled burial ground, the area around it and all of the ground to the NE of the low wall mentioned above are are excluded, as also indicated on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric defensive settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 53 SE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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