Eastern entrance of Dun Vulan
|Periods||Iron Age, Roman|
Dun Vulan is an Iron Age (c. 150–50 BC) broch located on the southern edge of the promontory; it is now protected as a sea wall. Excavations revealed an oval-shaped broch with a maximum diameter of 19.5 metres, with walls surviving to 4.5 metres in height and 4 metres in width.
Between June 1991 and July 1996 Dun Vulan was excavated as part of the SEARCH (Sheffield Environmental and Archaeological Research Campaign in the Hebrides) Project. The excavations suggested that there were no earlier structures predating the main structure on site.
- Historic Environment Scotland. "South Uist, Bornish, Dun Vulan (9825)". Canmore. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
- Parker Pearson, Mike; Sharples, Niall (1999). Between Land and Sea: Excavations at Dun Vulan, South Uist. Bath: Sheffield Academic Press.
- Gilmour, S (2002). Ballin Smith B; Banks, I (eds.). In The Shadow of the Brochs. p. 64. ISBN 978-0752425177.
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