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Arnish Point,gun emplacements

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

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Latitude: 58.189 / 58°11'20"N

Longitude: -6.3723 / 6°22'20"W

OS Eastings: 143124

OS Northings: 930585

OS Grid: NB431305

Mapcode National: GBR B7N2.N0G

Mapcode Global: WGY35.2FVK

Entry Name: Arnish Point,gun emplacements

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5347

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Battery

Location: Lochs

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

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

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a wartime emergency coastal battery dating to the Second World War. The most substantial elements are the concrete emplacements for two large coastal guns (possibly 4.7 inch calibre), two searchlights and a command post. In addition there are surrounding remains of a hutted encampment, access roads, and services (water, drainage and telephone conduits).

The area is irregular in plan, to include all surviving elements of the battery, as indicated in red on the accompanying map. The modern fences crossing the area are specifically excluded from scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine field monument, one of the best examples of a wartime coastal battery surviving in Scotland. Despite their recent date, the construction methods and mode of operation of such installations are by no means adequately documented, and study of this example, in comparison with others in Scotland and beyond, may add considerably to our knowledge of this general category of wartime emergency structures. The battery also provides one of the few tangible historical reminders of the role played by the Isles in two World Wars.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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