Ard Neackie Lime Kilns – Lairg, Scotland - Atlas Obscura

Ard Neackie Lime Kilns

The ruins of a defunct limestone quarry still haunt this Scottish promontory.  

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The lime kilns on Ard Neackie are a powerful reminder of a time when trade and travel were much more reliant on the waters. The lime kilns were once used for the production of lime, used in farming, which was loaded onto ships at the pier here and transported to be sold. There is a quarried area in the middle of the island just behind the kilns which is now flooded but is perfect for skimming stones nowadays. 

Loch Eriboll (one of the deepest sea lochs in Scotland) has a fascinating history of its own as it was the place where the 33 surviving U-boats formally surrendered at the end of the Second World War. 

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There is a small area for parking at the top of the track down to the kilns.