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Canmore lists two shieling-related sites on the SW flanks of Beinn Bheag Deas, between Loch Aineort and Loch nam Bradan. The first is a group of Shieling Huts, reported my Miller in 1967, which straddle the more modern fenceline at NF 799 284, comprising of a group of up to 6 small bothain, although the locality is heavily overgrown with bracken obscuring much detail. The second Canmore entry was first reported by O.S. in 1967 as a possible cairn at NF 7776 2967, however subsequently ‘downgraded’ to Shieling Huts after an HES visit in 2010. This is a model of the once-nominated cairn, but undoubtedly a small bothan airigh group on their anthropogenic mound. Although in ruinous condition now, originally the walls would have been partly peat based and repaired on an annual basis at the end of April, ready for the summer transhumance migration to the Shielings (Upland seasonal pastures) at Beltain (1st May on the Julian calendar, 12th May on the Gregorian) The main bothy is on the summit of the mound.