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Alltan na Beinne, shielings 1600m south east of Carn Allt na Beinne

A Scheduled Monument in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0399 / 57°2'23"N

Longitude: -3.5067 / 3°30'24"W

OS Eastings: 308670

OS Northings: 795325

OS Grid: NO086953

Mapcode National: GBR KBQ3.LD8

Mapcode Global: WH5L3.39FY

Entry Name: Alltan na Beinne, shielings 1600m SE of Carn Allt na Beinne

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7697

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: shieling

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a shieling settlement of seven subrectangular huts set on a terrace to the N of the Quoich Water. The huts measure up to 7.2m by 1.9m internally, each with an entrance to the side. There is also what may be a later shepherd's bothy.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 190m N-S by 140m E-W, to include the buildings and an area around and between them within which traces of activities associated with their construction and use may survive, all as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of a smaller shieling settlement, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the construction and use of such sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 09 NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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