Cairn at Lochbuie

Kerb-Cairn at Lochbuie

In a group of trees 380 m north north west of Lochbuie there are the remains of a kerb-cairn measuring about 6.5 m in diameter and 0.6 m in height.  It has suffered severely from stone-robbing, and an exploratory trench has been driven across the centre.  Nevertheless, the kerb is still comparatively well preserved on the north and south sides.  An unusual feature is the presence, on the south east side, of two stones set at right angles to the line of the kerb, 0.9 m apart, forming a ‘false portal’ arrangement.  The largest kerb-stone, immediately north of the ‘portal’, is 0.7 m high.

                       Grid Reference NM 615 252