Cairn na Burgh Mòr

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Cairn na Burgh Mòr
Gaelic name Cairn na Burgh Mòr
Norse name Kiarnaborg
Meaning of name Norse name possibly meaning (large) "fort on good land"
Cairn na Burgh Mòr is located in Argyll and Bute
Cairn na Burgh Mòr
Cairn na Burgh Mòr
Cairn na Burgh Mòr shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NM305448
Physical geography
Island group Treshnish Isles
Area 1.36 ha
Highest elevation 35 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 0
References [1][2][3][4]

Cairn na Burgh Mòr (also Cairnburgh More) is one of the Treshnish Isles in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Cairn na Burgh Mòr.

Cairn na Burgh Mòr is the larger 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 Beag". The larger of a pair guards the entrance to Loch Tuath on the west coast of Mull. These grassy islands are both remnants of ancient lava flows, and have a distinctive profile: flat-topped and trimmed with cliffs. Cairn na Burgh Mòr has fortifications on the grassy slope. Cairnburgh Castle and a chapel are located on the isle.[5]

It is no longer inhabited.


  1. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey
  4. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Overview of Burgh More, Cairn na". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 

Coordinates: 56°31′6″N 6°22′52″W / 56.51833°N 6.38111°W / 56.51833; -6.38111