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External Ref:TNC07
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Tom nan Clach, Ardclach
Organisation:Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


A desk-based assessment and walkover survey was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services in 2007 for the areas of the turbine sites and access tracks for the proposed Tom nan Clach Wind Farm. The land rises from about 360m to over 530m above sea level and it is a remote and very high area, which has been in use as grouse moor for many years. New archaeological features recorded in the affected area, apart from modern grouse butts, consisted of a group of shielings. Large areas of wet, deep peat were noted with potential to preserve buried evidence, especially organic materials. In some places erosion had exposed extensive evidence of former tree cover. <1>

A walkover survey of the area of the proposed access track was subsequently carried out in 2009 (see EHG3511).

A full Environmental Statement to support the planning application for the windfarm was subsequently produced. This included the results of both surveys. <2>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © Highland Archaeology Services (File size: 854 KB)Environmental Statement Cultural Heritage chapter  © Highland Archaeology Services and Infinergy (File size: 2851 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 870 334 (4663m by 6664m)
Map Sheet:NH83SE
Civil Parish:ARDCLACH
Geographical Area:NAIRN
Location:Tom nan Clach

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wood, J.. 2007. Tom nan Clach Wind Farm: Environmental Statement: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Baseline Survey and Recommendations. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.
  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Infinergy Ltd. 06/2009. Tom nan Clach Wind Farm: Environmental Statement. Infinergy Ltd. . Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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