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Wester Brae,long cairn 650m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.6224 / 57°37'20"N

Longitude: -4.251 / 4°15'3"W

OS Eastings: 265655

OS Northings: 861392

OS Grid: NH656613

Mapcode National: GBR H8WK.TSF

Mapcode Global: WH3DK.NNXY

Entry Name: Wester Brae,long cairn 650m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4559

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Resolis

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire


The monument comprises a wedge shaped long cairn. Situated in a forestry plantation,it measures 25m E-W by 13m N-S and up to 1.8m high. The area to be scheduled includes ground in which will survive traces of activities associated with its construction and use and measures 45m E-W by 33m N-S, bounded on the east by a forest track.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a good and largely undisturbed example of a rare type with potential to increase understanding of Neolithic burial practices and because pollen preserved in the underlying old ground surface can increase understanding of the vegetation and farming practices of the period immediately preceding its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NH 66 SE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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