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TITLE
Broch, Backies near Dunrobin Glen
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH3_1983-84_84074020
PLACENAME
Golspie
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1984
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13263
KEYWORDS
Broch
Backies
Golspie
Sutherland
complex Atlantic roundhouse
Dunrobin Castle Museum
Broch, Backies near Dunrobin Glen

An aerial view showing the site of the Broch at Backies, near Golspie, Sutherland. The broch possess a diameter of approximately 8 metres (27 ft) and a maximum interior height of 2.5 metres (8.5 ft). Opposite the entrance is a burial chamber, and an outer wall surrounds the broch at a distance of 12 metres (40 ft). Many of the sites archaeological findings are housed at the nearby Dunrobin Castle Museum.

A broch is an Iron Age dry-stone structure unique to Scotland. The sophisticated use of dry-stone has led to their classification as 'complex Atlantic roundhouse'. Their original usage is a matter of debate: some have proposed that they were essentially military structures, while today many assert that they had a multitude of uses.

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Broch, Backies near Dunrobin Glen

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1980s

Broch; Backies; Golspie; Sutherland; complex Atlantic roundhouse; Dunrobin Castle Museum

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

An aerial view showing the site of the Broch at Backies, near Golspie, Sutherland. The broch possess a diameter of approximately 8 metres (27 ft) and a maximum interior height of 2.5 metres (8.5 ft). Opposite the entrance is a burial chamber, and an outer wall surrounds the broch at a distance of 12 metres (40 ft). Many of the sites archaeological findings are housed at the nearby Dunrobin Castle Museum.<br /> <br /> A broch is an Iron Age dry-stone structure unique to Scotland. The sophisticated use of dry-stone has led to their classification as 'complex Atlantic roundhouse'. Their original usage is a matter of debate: some have proposed that they were essentially military structures, while today many assert that they had a multitude of uses.