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Eorna Cottage, cairn 551m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.7138 / 56°42'49"N

Longitude: -5.7576 / 5°45'27"W

OS Eastings: 170142

OS Northings: 764317

OS Grid: NM701643

Mapcode National: GBR DB5Z.7HW

Mapcode Global: WH0DW.JHJZ

Entry Name: Eorna Cottage, cairn 551m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 28 August 2000

Last Amended: 2 October 2019

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7802

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a stony mound.

The monument lies on the flank of a gentle spur in a conifer plantation at around 30m OD. It consists of a round cairn measuring about 12m in diameter and about 2m in height. Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material relating to their mode of construction and use.

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 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 NM 76 SW 6.


Kirby, J. (1992) 'Sailean nan Cuileag, Salen (Ardnamurchan parish): round cairn', Discovery Excav Scot, 43.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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