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Colour photograph of the cnotagan at Carraig Mhic Eòghainn, Baugh.

The bowl-like cnotagan at Carraig Mhic Eòghainn, a fishing rock at Baugh, photographed by Dr John Holliday in 2000. Cnotagan were used to grind bait, usually limpets and whelks.

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Object Details

Other Number: G195

The cnotagan at Carraig Mhic Eòghainn, a fishing rock at Baugh

Dating from around 3,000 years ago, these bowl-like depressions in coastal rocks can be found at several sites around Tiree. Fishermen would grind bait in them, usually limpets and whelks.
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – G100-199
Current Location: normal location

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