A probable fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 22.5m long, including at least 52 small-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines and situated on a south facing slope within a saddle with restricted sea views to the north. The row which was destroyed around 1994 was orientated north west to south east pointed towards a possible nearby cairn and stood in an area containing a number of prehistoric settlements.


Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland NC 97700 63400
Lat 58.54670885   Long-3.759353601

Map showing the location of Borlum stone row.


Type: Multiple Length: 25.5m
No. of stones: 52 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 138° Altitude: 68m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Prehistoric settlement
Notes: 8 rows. Destroyed.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No


Category: Probable. The destruction of this row before it was surveyed means that a small degree of uncertainty regarding its identity should be acknowledged. 


This stone row is of Type M10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.

Online Resources 

Canmore     Historic Environment Record

Other References

Myatt, L.J., 1994, Borlum (Reay parish) In Discovery and Excavation, pg 33.


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FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 9th December 2019

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