Nearest town: Stornoway
Nearest village: Shader
Map reference: NB 396540
site is fairly large, but sparse
This mysterious site lies on a gentle slope not far from the A857 road, at the south end of Loch
an Duin, Shader, Lewis, NW of Stornoway.
Archaeologists are divided over whether this monument
is the remains of a chambered cairn or a domestic settlement.
There is a circular structure of some
16m in diameter situated on one side of an elliptical enclosure marked by a low wall. The function and
date of this site are still unknown.
About 165m to the N there is Clach Stei Lin, a standing stone, and the
Clach an Trushal standing stone is visible in the distance, to the W.