Ormaig, Ulva

Ormaig Fort, Ulva

This fort occupies the summit of an isolated knoll about 1.3 km ESE of Ormaig on the south coast of Ulva.  It is roughly oval in shape and overlooks a small bay.  Sheer rock faces protect it on the south and east sides, so that no artificial defences were necessary here.  The north and west flanks of the knoll were protected by a 3.0 m thick wall, which remains as a band of rubble core with the occasional facing stone protruding.  The protected area measured 43 m by 18 m.  The entrance was probably on the west side, where access to the top of the knoll was easiest.

                        Grid Reference NM 427 382