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low island some [--] ft. [feet] in length by [--] in breadth,
of a regular oblong form, and composed of subangular
boulders. It lies with its main axis nearly E. [East] and
W. [West]. All around except at the E [East] or shoreward
end the water is deep, but from the E. [East] end
a gangway of stepping stones leads to a
much smaller grass covered islet about 68' in length and some 60'
distant, whence it is said a further gangway,
sunk beneath the surface gave access to the
shore. (This latter gangway we did not see
but I am told its existence has been observed
and Proceedings of the Dumfries & Galloway. Antiq [Antiquarian]
&c. Society should be examined for any notice of it.)

[Opposite page - text and photograph inserted] - Mr. Corrie has followed the line of the submerged
gangway which crosses obliquely to the small
island. It is now about 3' beneath the water
& some 3' above the bottom of the loch.

The larger island has been encircled by a wall
of dry rubble building, still standing towards
the SE. [South East] angle to a height of about 4', [--] ft [feet] thick
at the E [East] end, in the centre of which there appears
to have been an entrance, and diminishing
to [--] ft. [feet] in thickness as it passes along the
flanks and round the Western end. Within
the enclosure thus formed are the foundations
of four rectangular structures. One lying
on the right of the mesial line extending from the entrance
inwards for a distance of [--] ft. [feet] and the other
three placed at right angles across the island
as shown on the plan made by the Architects.

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