Eilean Dòmhnuill

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The causeway to the settlement Eilean Dhomhnaill in Loch Olabhat

Ian Armit identifies the islet of Eilean Dòmhnuill (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Dòmhnaill, Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [elan ˈt̪õː.ɪʎ], "The Isle of Donald"), Loch Olabhat, on North Uist, Scotland, as what may be the earliest crannog. Unstan ware pottery found there suggests a Neolithic period date of 3200-2800 BC. A surrounding timber screen and the turf-walled houses seem to have been repeatedly taken down and rebuilt, and in the final phase two oblong stone-footed structures bear a resemblance to Knap of Howar on Papa Westray, Orkney.

See also[edit]


  • Ian Armit Scotland's Hidden History. Stroud: Tempus (in association with Historic Scotland), 1998, ISBN 0-7486-6067-4
  • grid reference NF747753

Coordinates: 57°38′59″N 7°27′19″W / 57.64968°N 7.45528°W / 57.64968; -7.45528