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TITLE
Plan of Rhinavie Cairns, Strathnaver
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_467_P091
PLACENAME
Strathnaver
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Farr
DATE OF IMAGE
1897
CREATOR
Rev Adam Gunn, MA & John Mackay (eds)
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31239
KEYWORDS
chambered cairns
burials
brochs
zoomable

The three burial cairns at Rhinavie, Strathnaver, Sutherland lie in a line, north to south, at the foot of the hill on the left hand side of the road to Skelpick. The remains of a broch lie immediately to the north of the cairns. The largest cairn is the most southern of the group. In front of its entrance is a circle of standing stones. The oldest name by which these cairns are known is Ach-cill-na-Borgen - the field of the church (or burying place) of the Borgen or 'Broch Men'.

The illustration is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897

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Plan of Rhinavie Cairns, Strathnaver

SUTHERLAND: Farr

chambered cairns; burials; brochs; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

The three burial cairns at Rhinavie, Strathnaver, Sutherland lie in a line, north to south, at the foot of the hill on the left hand side of the road to Skelpick. The remains of a broch lie immediately to the north of the cairns. The largest cairn is the most southern of the group. In front of its entrance is a circle of standing stones. The oldest name by which these cairns are known is Ach-cill-na-Borgen - the field of the church (or burying place) of the Borgen or 'Broch Men'.<br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897