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Dun an Sticir
Mr Morrison, Trumisgarry by Lochmaddy
A. A. Carmichael Esq
J. Macdonald Esq
031 This name is applied to the remains of an ancient building resembling very much in construction the Pictish Towers of Sutherland shire. The outer wall is circular in shape and appears to have been of great strength, being built of heavy flatish moor stones, a great portion of which has been taken to build walls and houses in the surrounding district; there is 15 links of the outer wall still standing, which appear to have had a passage running round the inside of it. It stands on a small island (which has the appearance of being artificial) in the loch of the same name, and is approached by foot way formed of stones.
Hugh Macdonald, a relation of Macdonald of Sleat, fled from Skye to escape from his chief (against whom he had conspired) to this Dun. He was captured by the treachery of the woman who brought him food, carried to Skye, and thrown in the dungeon of Duntulm Castle, where he died of thirst.
STONE CIST (DUN AN STICIR) CONTAINING HUMAN REMAINS FOUND A.D. 1840 Stone Cist (Dun an Sticir)containing human remains found A. D. 1840 Mr Morrison, Trumisgarry by Lochmaddy 031 24 chains north west of the above Dun [Dun an Sticir] and adjacent to the west side of the road leading to P [Port nan Long] at the making of a drain A. D. 1840, was found a stone cist containing human remains. It was formed of flat slabs from 2 to 3 feet in length.

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