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Cairn na Burgh Beag
Gaelic name Cairn na Burgh Beag
Norse name Kiarnaborg
Meaning of name (small) "fort on good land"
OS grid reference NM308449
Coordinates 56°31′N 6°23′W / 56.52°N 6.38°W / 56.52; -6.38
Physical geography
Island group Treshnish Isles
Area 1.2 ha
Highest elevation 22 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 0

Cairn na Burgh Beag is one of the Treshnish Isles in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

Treshnish Isles from above Port Haunn
The Treshnish Isles from above Port Haunn on Mull. Nearest are Cairn na Burgh Beag and Cairn na Burgh Mòr. Behind are the low flat island of Fladda and the tallest island, Lunga, which obscures Bac Mòr and Bac Beag beyond.

Cairn na Burgh Beag is the smaller of the two "Carnburgs" (as they are nicknamed) at the northeastern end of the Treshnish Isles in the Inner Hebrides. (The other is Cairn na Burgh Mòr.) Cairnburgh Castle, which guards the entrance to Loch Tuath on the west coast of Mull, is located on the larger of the pair. However, an unusual feature of the castle is that its defences straddle both islands: There is a small guard-house and a well on Cairn na Burgh Beag.

Both of these grassy islands are remnants of ancient lava flows, and both have a distinctive profile: They area flat-topped and trimmed with cliffs.

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