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Lingeigh is a small islad off the North Uist coast near Clachan Sands. At the lowest New Moon tides, it is accessible across the sand for about two hours. At most other times, swimming or a kayak is the most sensible option. This model shows some of the unusual local geology in addition to multi-period anthropogenic features. High mica content locally has caused the Lewisian gneiss to form thin sheets of material, an excellent building, even roofing, stone. Such stone was used in constructing an IA Souterrain less than a kilometer inland. Some very large boulders have been arranged into a wall on the beach, possibly to protect beached vessels. Against the rear cleft and adjacent fall of pebbles, there is a small wire-fenced enclosure with a concrete sheep dip. The ‘escape’ route from the dip is up the cleft into a stone walled secondary enclosure.This may be a repurposed bothy and te walls on the beach (re)used in relation to kelping It can be found at NF 8736 7831, alongside the 20th Cenury wired sheep pen.