Holm of Huip, Stronsay

Holm of Huip, Stronsay
September 2022. The suspected chambered cairn on the Holm of Huip from the sea. (Sigurd Towrie)
Notes:An irregularly shaped cairn at the highest point of the Holm of Huip, an uninhabited island north of Stronsay.

With a diameter of c23m, the cairn stood c2.5m high in May 1981. At this time, wall sections were visible, but the form of the structure was unclear.

Two stones on the western side had long been suggested to represent an entrance passage, but a survey in 1970 recorded that they were not earthfast so unlikely to be structural.
References:Davidson, J. L. & Henshall, A. S. (1989). The Chambered Cairns of Orkney. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.