An imposing Neolithic Burial Mound.
This round, conical, isolated hill (or ‘Law’), is also known as Hills of Bendochy Burial Mound.
It is a well preserved burial mound of the Neolithic period, some 4,000 to 5,000 years old, measuring 37m in diameter and c5m in height and seems to be undisturbed.
The mound will cover burial structures and may have further burials dug into its surface. The site is a Scheduled Monument which means that it is of national importance.
Despite the identification of many hundreds of burial and ceremonial monuments dating to the Neolithic period, the information currently known that is related to Neolithic people and their everyday life remains remarkably sketchy.
Neolithic farmers had a strong tradition of building burial chambers covered by mounds. In lowland areas, timber, turf and earth were the normal building materials, whereas in the Highlands and Islands stone was more readily available. Such early burial sites, with their links to the ancestors, may have acted as territorial markers.