Bagh na h-Uamha

A small bay on the east coast of the island of Rum in the Inner Hebrides, Bagh na h-Uamha (or 'Bay of the Cave') is located a mile (1.6 km) south of Loch Scresort and 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Kinloch. There has been human habitation here for thousands of years. The cave - located just above the shoreline contains a midden of shells and animal bones, while a Norse gaming-piece dating from the 13th C. which was also found herein is now in the National Museum of Scotland. Elsewhere are the footings of cottages cleared in the 19th C. to make way for sheep, together with the remains of a rig and furrow cultivation system. A stone pillar with an incised cross, most-likely dating from the 7th or 8th C., was found on the beach in 1977 and re-erected nearby in 1983.

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