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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 first group of two adjoined mounds with the ruins of two bothain on each. Additional small ruined structures are probably remans of storage clamps for dairy produce.
It has been suggested that many of these shieling mounds are remnants of earlier structures, these being used ad a source of roughly dressed masonry for the bothies, although none have yet been fully excavated to confirm this.