Whale Point, Sanday

Tombs of the Isles - Whale Point, Sanday
Type:Not known.
Notes:Known locally as “Whaal Point”, this feature is close to the track leading to the Holms of Ire.

Made up of a ring of earthfast boulders 2m in diameter and 0.8m high, Davidson and Henshall did not include the site in their inventory (1989. The Chambered Cairns of Orkney).

A lack of mound-related placenames in the vicinity supports Moore and Wilson 1999 suggestion that the site may be of more recent origin. The presence of a large stone navigation cairn nearby might explain this feature’s origin.