Cairn na Burgh Mòr
|Gaelic name||Cairn na Burgh Mòr|
|Meaning of name||Norse name possibly meaning (large) "fort on good land"|
Cairn na Burgh Mòr shown within Argyll and Bute
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Treshnish Isles|
|Highest elevation||35 m|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Argyll and Bute|
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.
It is no longer inhabited.
- 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
- Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
- "Overview of Burgh More, Cairn na". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
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