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Cairn Fichlie, cairn, Glaschul Hill

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

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Latitude: 57.2212 / 57°13'16"N

Longitude: -2.8978 / 2°53'52"W

OS Eastings: 345883

OS Northings: 814853

OS Grid: NJ458148

Mapcode National: GBR M96M.WSM

Mapcode Global: WH7MP.GRBJ

Entry Name: Cairn Fichlie, cairn, Glaschul Hill

Scheduled Date: 30 May 1961

Last Amended: 29 March 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Towie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a cairn, located at approximately 360 OD immediately to the northeast of the summit of Glaschul Hill. This monument was scheduled in 1961, but the original scheduling inadequately defined the area. The monument is being rescheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The cairn is roughly circular in shape, approximately 23m in diameter and 2.5m high.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 50m in diameter centred on the cairn, to include the remains of the cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive, as shown in red on the attached map extract. The boundary fence adjacent to the forestry plantation to the northwest is excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the substantial remains of a prehistoric cairn. Although apparently damaged by investigation in antiquity, it has the potential to provide important information about prehistoric ritual activity in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 41 SE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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