Cairn na Burgh Beag
|Gaelic name||Cairn na Burgh Beag|
|Meaning of name||(small) "fort on good land"|
Cairn na Burgh Beag shown within Argyll and Bute
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Treshnish Isles|
|Highest elevation||22 m|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Argyll and Bute|
Cairn na Burgh Beag is the smaller of the two "Carnburgs" (as they are nicknamed) at the northeastern end of the Treshnish Isles in the Inner Hebrides - the other being Cairn na Burgh Mòr. Cairnburgh Castle, which guards the entrance to Loch Tuath on the west coast of Mull is primarily located on the larger of the pair. However, an unusual feature of the castle its that its defences straddle both islands, Cairn na Burgh Beag having a small guard-house and a well.
These grassy islands are both remnants of ancient lava flows, and have a distinctive profile: flat-topped and trimmed with cliffs.
- 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Ordnance Survey
- "Overview of Cairn na Burgh Beg". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- "Cairnburgh Castle". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
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