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Moultavie,two cairns 850m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Latitude: 57.7134 / 57°42'48"N

Longitude: -4.312 / 4°18'43"W

OS Eastings: 262360

OS Northings: 871637

OS Grid: NH623716

Mapcode National: GBR H8QB.HLH

Mapcode Global: WH3D4.QDV6

Entry Name: Moultavie,two cairns 850m NW of

Scheduled Date: 22 August 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5223

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Alness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The most northerly cairn measures 16m in diameter and up to 1.2m high. There is an almost complete kerb of boulders around its perimeter. The second cairn measures 8.0m in diameter and up to 1.2m high. The area to be scheduled measures 60m NW-SE by 35m NE-SW and is bounded on the SE by a forest track as detailed in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of prehistoric cairn construction. Pollen and features sealed beneath the cairns can also increase our understanding of the land use immediately prior to its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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