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During a recent field walk, I rediscovere the common grazing areas (shielings) used by the South Uist township of Frobost. They are situated on the East side of the bealach twixt Criribheinn and Leathabal, a journey of about 2-3 hours if driving stock with you. The route can still be followed, although at some points the ground conditions are challenging I have so far identified two main areas where bothain àirigh mounds can be found. This is the second group which is far more extensive, consisting of at least ten spaced mounds each with one or two structues on their summit. I have designated this as mound 1 in the second group and seems to be the only one with stone-built bothies - all the others support turf walled stuctures (usually built with stone settings as foundations) Additional small ruined structures are probably remans of storage clamps for dairy produce.