Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Aird Callanish,cairn 200m south west of,Crulivig

A Scheduled Monument in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 58.2001 / 58°12'0"N

Longitude: -6.8165 / 6°48'59"W

OS Eastings: 117128

OS Northings: 933594

OS Grid: NB171335

Mapcode National: GBR 97K1.NKF

Mapcode Global: WGX1T.8592

Entry Name: Aird Callanish,cairn 200m SW of,Crulivig

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5459

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of a small burial cairn, probably of

prehistoric date. The cairn is largely denuded, and survives as a low mound of earth and small stones, approximately 6m in diameter. There is a single upright stone 1m high, and several large stones suggest that there was once a kerb around the perimeter of the cairn. Tumbled stone on the slope to the E suggests that the cairn was formerly much more prominent. The area to be scheduled is a rectangle, 20m SW-NE by 15m NW-SE, with the NW side 11m from the modern fence, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a member of the large Callanish group of prehistoric remains, and for its own sake as a small prehistoric burial cairn which although reduced appears to be undisturbed at its heart, and may conceal important evidence for prehistoric ritual and burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.