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Glen Cottage, long cairn 520m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 57.9213 / 57°55'16"N

Longitude: -4.0505 / 4°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 278634

OS Northings: 894275

OS Grid: NH786942

Mapcode National: GBR J7CS.H9Q

Mapcode Global: WH4DF.R5C9

Entry Name: Glen Cottage, long cairn 520m SE of

Scheduled Date: 9 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5484

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Dornoch

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Traditional County: Sutherland


The monument consists of a long cairn in a forestry clearing on gently sloping ground. The long cairn is a mound of stone about 32m NNE-SSW by 15m transversely and about 0.5m to 0.7m high. There are no signs of a chamber in the long cairn which is partly grass covered. The monument has been partly disturbed by forestry ploughing.

The area to be scheduled measures 45m SSW-NNE by 35m WNW-ESE, to include the long cairn and an area around in which deposits connected with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric religious belief and burial customs. Although past forestry ploughing will have caused some damaged to the fabric of the long cairn, important deposits may survive on the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 79 SE 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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