Barabhas Machair

surveys of an eroding sandscape

Mary A MacLeod Rivett (Author)

Mark Elliot (Contributor)

Torben Bjarke Ballin (Contributor)

Trevor Cowie (Contributor)

Lithic Scatter, Archaeological Landscape, Croft, Cemetery, Wall, Beaker
Western Isles, Scotland, UK
Late Iron Age, Early Iron Age, Late Bronze Age, Early Bronze Age, post-medieval


The townships of Barabhas are on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides between the blanket bog of Barabhas Moor to the east, and machair and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The Barabhas Machair (centre NGR: NB 351 513) has been eroding for at least a century, and of archaeological interest for nearly as long. Survey and excavations over the last 40 years have revealed settlements from the Early Bronze Age to the present day, in a landscape that has been used and reused.



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MacLeod Rivett, Mary, Mark Elliot, Torben Ballin, and Trevor Cowie. 2018. “Barabhas Machair”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 76 (January), 1-89.