Holden, T. G., (2016). Kisimul, Isle of Barra. Part 1: The Castle and the MacNeills. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 146. Vol 146, pp. 181-213.

Title
Title
The title of the publication or report
Title:
Kisimul, Isle of Barra. Part 1: The Castle and the MacNeills
Issue
Issue
The name of the volume or issue
Issue:
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 146
Series
Series
The series the publication or report is included in
Series:
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Volume
Volume
Volume number and part
Volume:
146
Pages
Pages
The number of pages in the publication or report
Page Start/End:
181 - 213
Downloads
Downloads
Any files associated with the publication or report that can be downloaded from the ADS
Downloads:
10PSAS146181_213.pdf (9 MB) : Download
DOI
DOI
The DOI (digital object identifier) for the publication or report.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.146.1219
Publication Type
Publication Type
The type of publication - report, monograph, journal article or chapter from a book
Publication Type:
Journal
Abstract
Abstract
The abstract describing the content of the publication or report
Abstract:
Kisimul Castle was taken into the guardianship of Historic Scotland in 2000 and in order to inform any future works for its upkeep a programme of archaeological evaluation, building recording and historical research was undertaken in 2001. Following on from this, a detailed programme of post-excavation analysis and research was conducted in 2011–12. The archaeological works revealed frustratingly little about the construction of the castle but did identify evidence for prehistoric as well as post-medieval occupation of the site and provided an evocative picture of life on the isle and its inhabitants. This will be covered subsequently in Part 2. By contrast, the historical and architectural work presents a good case for an early 15th-century origin for the castle supporting Dunbar’s (1978) earlier hypothesis and these are discussed in this Part 1.
Author
Author
The authors of this publication or report
Author:
Timothy G Holden
Other Person/Org
Other Person/Org
Other people or organisations for this publication or report
Other Person/Org:
Stephen Boardman (Author contributing)
Thomas E McNeill (Author contributing)
Martin L Brann (Author contributing)
Bruce Walker (Author contributing)
Jenni Morrison (Author contributing)
Year of Publication
Year of Publication
The year the book, article or report was published
Year of Publication:
2016
Locations
Locations
Any locations covered by the publication or report. This is not the place the book or report was published.
Locations:
Site: Kisimul Castle
Place: Castlebay
Place: Isle of Barra
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland
Country: UK
Grid Reference: 66522, 797944 (Easting, Northing)
Locations
Locations
Any locations covered by the publication or report. This is not the place the book or report was published.
Subjects / Periods:
Monus: Castle
Monus: tower house
Monus: private chapel
Monus: courtyard
Medieval
Figure/Plate/Table/Ref
Figure/Plate/Table/Ref
What type of illustrations and extra information is available in the publication or report.
Figure/Plate/Table/Ref:
Figure:    Plate:    Table:    Ref:
Source
Source
Where the record has come from or which dataset it was orginally included in.
Source:
ADS Archive
Related resources
Related resources
Other resources which are relevant to this publication or report
Relations:
URL: http://www.socantscot.org/publications/psas/
Created Date
Created Date
The date the record of the pubication was first entered
Created Date:
23 Nov 2017
 Location