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Stac an Eich, fort

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6668 / 56°40'0"N

Longitude: -3.7022 / 3°42'7"W

OS Eastings: 295776

OS Northings: 754070

OS Grid: NN957540

Mapcode National: GBR V0.31SD

Mapcode Global: WH5MR.3PBK

Entry Name: Stac an Eich, fort

Scheduled Date: 16 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9527

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Logierait

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a fort of prehistoric date, visible as upstanding earthworks.

The monument lies within afforested land on the western edge of Stac an Eich cliff at about 350m O.D. The fort is roughly oval in plan, and measures c. 60m NW-SE by 40m. The site is defended by the natural cliff face on the E and an enclosing drystone revetted rampart on the W. The outer face of the wall is fairly well-preserved, standing a few courses high in places, and while there is no inner face, the spread of stones suggests a wall thickness of about 3m.

The wall stops short of the cliff face on the N and S and although there is no definite entrance, it seems likely to have been on the S, the side of easiest approach. There is a flat low-lying area immediately outwith the rampart where a ditch may have been located. The interior has been much disturbed by forestry ploughing and planting.

Forts of this type are characteristic of the Iron Age.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions of about 102m due N-S by 77m due E-W, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The cliff edge forms the eastern boundary of the scheduled area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 95 SE 11.


Dixon, J. H. (1925) Pitlochry past and present: being a guide book for visitors and tourists to assist them in exploring Pitlochry and vicinity: and for Boy Scouts studying for the pathfinder badge to fit them to guide visitors and tourists, Pitlochry, 83.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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