Hacksness, Shapinsay

Tombs of the Isles - Hacksness, Shapinsay
Type:Perhaps Orkney-Cromarty.
Possible long cairn.
Tripartite chamber.
Notes:A badly damaged, and disturbed, mound on Haco’s Ness, Shapinsay.

Six orthostats in a large chamber orientated NE to SW were recorded. These, together with a large back slab, suggested an Orkney-Cromarty type stalled cairn.

In 1928 it was recorded that “a skull was found here some years ago” while the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland records state that “a burial” was said “to have been found here or hereabouts”. Whether these human remains represent the same burial and, if so, whether they actually related to the cairn is not clear.
Hacksness, Shapinsay. (Davidson & Henshall 1989)