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Borenich, cairn 610m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7228 / 56°43'22"N

Longitude: -3.8952 / 3°53'42"W

OS Eastings: 284117

OS Northings: 760619

OS Grid: NN841606

Mapcode National: GBR JBRY.GG2

Mapcode Global: WH4LB.49D1

Entry Name: Borenich, cairn 610m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 25 August 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7718

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a burial cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a grassed-over stony mound.

The monument lies on a prominent knoll in an area of rough pasture at around 320m OD. It consists of a circular flat-topped platform with a diameter of approximately 8m, standing to a height of about 0.3m. There are two substantial kerb stones visible at the S edge of the cairn.

Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the cairn and an area around it within which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive. It is circular with a diameter of 35m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 86 NW 13.


Stevenson, J. (1973) 'Blair Atholl, cairn field, cairn, cairn, cairn', Discovery Excav Scot, 43.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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