Huntersquoy, Eday

Tombs of the Isles - Huntersquoy, Eday
Type:Orkney-Cromarty.
Round cairn.
Tripartite and Bookan-type chambers.
Location:Map
Notes: Situated on the lower slopes of Vinquoy Hill, around 150 metres of the Vinquoy cairn, which can be seen on the skyline.

Like the Taversoe Tuick, Rousay, the Huntersquoy cairn was two-storeyed. It has been much reduced, however, with little remaining of its upper chamber. Built into the hillside, the lower, second chamber is complete.
Links:Canmore
Excavations of Three Neolithic Chambered Cairns-One with an Upper and a Lower Chamber-in the Islands of Eday and the Calf of Eday in Orkney. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Volume 72 (1937-38)
Working Stone – Huntersquoy