A record of our ancient Brochs, Hill-forts and Sculptured Stones of Scotland
Brochs, Forts and Stones studies: Caithness East Coast
A low circular walled space explained by a plan from 1871.
Cairn of Elsay Broch
The broch overlooks the outer Moray Firth and is in a delapidated condition. The excavation in 1902 gives a clearer picture of the footprint.
The broch is a low green mound with very little to show for an early 20th Century excavation.
The site fills a spectacular promontary overlooking the Moray Firth and is very complex.
The broch stands high above the Ousdale Burn in a glen isolated between Sutherland and Caithness. This is a walk-in broch with a nearby depopulated site.
Whitegate Broch (Keiss)
Whitegate is a coastal site consisting of a broch surrounded on the east by a complex of structures.
This water-logged broch stands low on the shoreline of the Loch of Yarrows known earlier as Yarhouse.