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Cairn Ley, cairn, Glaschul Hill

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

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Latitude: 57.2193 / 57°13'9"N

Longitude: -2.8936 / 2°53'37"W

OS Eastings: 346131

OS Northings: 814642

OS Grid: NJ461146

Mapcode National: GBR M96M.Z0Z

Mapcode Global: WH7MP.JS9Y

Entry Name: Cairn Ley, cairn, Glaschul Hill

Scheduled Date: 30 May 1961

Last Amended: 13 March 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10

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 320m OD on a southeast-facing slope. This monument was scheduled in 1961, but the original scheduling inadequately defines the area. The monument is being rescheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The cairn is roughly oval in shape, approximately 30m in diameter and 3m high. It has spread slightly and has been robbed on the NE.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 60m 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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