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Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 9 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/43

Scope and Contents

Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay giving its dimensions as seventeen yards in diameter and describing the remains of it as the foundations 'all a grassy mound' on the slope of a hill and how a narrow passge leads from the outside to the centre. It was said that Dùn Loch an Dùin could be seen from this dun so that it 'Must have been 100 f[ee]t high'. Carmichael notes that there is 'A lump of a hill betw[een] these two duns' and that Capt[ain] Thomas made a plan of the dun some years before and that


  • Creation: 9 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 11r, line 1 to folio 11r, line 7

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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