Broughwhin 2

Despite an extensive but by no means exhaustive search only one stone was found.  It stands just to the left of the ranging rod (Scale 1m). The cairn with cist is visible beyond.

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 33.5m long, including at least 7 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 4 separate lines and situated on a wide south facing terrace overlooking the sea. The row is orientated north east to south west and there is a cairn with cist at the upper north eastern end of the row.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows.


Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 31254 40965
Lat 58.35185588   Long-3.176275389

Map showing the location of Broughwhin stone row.

Plan of the Broughwhin stone alignment (Source: Mercer, R.J). Original available here. At the time of survey only two stones were visible.

Map showing the position of Broughwhin 2, the other stone rows and other sites around Watenan (Source: Canmore). 


Type: Multiple Length: 33.5m
No. of stones: 7 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 45° Altitude: 111m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Chambered cairn, cairns, cist and stone alignments
Notes: 4 rows

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes


Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


This stone row is of Type M7. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


9th August 2014

The cairn at the head of the rows. View from the south (Scale 1m).

4th June 2019

Cairn and cist in the foreground. The row is in the dense vegetation beyond and on the skyline is Cairn Hanach chambered cairn.

Water-logged cist in the centre of the cairn that forms the focus of the row. View from west.

The sea is visible from this row behind the the nearby hills.

Access Information

Car parking is available at ND 31885 40851. Follow the signposting to the Cairn O’Get. The stone row is situated about 170m to the south of the Cairn O’Get across uneven open moorland.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore     Historic Environment Record     Caithness Field Club Bulletin

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 222.


VISITED:- 9th August 2014 and 4th June 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020

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