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Name:Field survey - Eilean Loch Airceig, Kilmallie
Organisation:Sunart Oakwoods Research Group
Date:Jun - Aug 2006


A desk-based assessment and intensive walk-over survey were conducted on the island in the summer of 2007. The presence of a crannog, timber-laced vitrifed fort, causeway, chapel, burial ground, a possible building and a possible jetty were recorded, and the desk-based assessment cited historic mentions of a prison, tree plantation and grazing land. Further archaeological work was recommended to better understand the island's past. <1> <2> <3>

Type(s) of Investigation



Blundell's possible "ancient smelting furnace". A void only. (photo by Jim Kirby)  © Jim KirbyVitrification, SE side (photo by Jim Kirby)  © Jim KirbySW corner, tree on dike, crannog material to shore (photo by Jim Kirby)  © Jim Kirby


Draft report  © Jim Kirby (File size: 1305 KB)Fieldwork Report  © J E Kirby (File size: 21288 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NN 15985 88849 (41m by 49m) (Mastermap)
Map Sheet:NN18NE
Civil Parish:KILMALLIE
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Eilean Loch Airceig, Kilmallie

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kirby, J E. 2007. Eilean Loch arceig, Lochaber: An Archaeological Survey and Assessment. Unaffiliated. Paper and Digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Kirby, J. 2007. Photographs taken during field survey of Eilean Loch Airceig. Colour. Digital (scanned).
  • Text/Manuscript: Kirby J E, Gasgoigne M, Dye J E & Madden P J. 2007. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 2007: Chapel, Burial Ground, Vitrified Fort and Crannog. Yes. Digital (scanned as PDF).

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