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ID:EHG3754
External Ref:KIL13
Name:DBA and Walkover Survey - Killiehuntly, Kingussie and Insh
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:Jan 2013

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by RoCAS in January 2013 on behalf of Scottish Woodlands and Glenfeshie Estate Ltd in advance of a new woodland planting scheme at Killiehuntly near Kingussie in Badenoch and Strathspey. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected within the area outlined for the proposed planting scheme in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites identified. The survey recorded two previously unsurveyed groups of shooting butts and one extensive settlement in Gleann Chomhraig. The desk-based assessment revealed that sections of the area had been covered by walkover surveys during the past 14 years. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the woodland planting. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Heather-covered shooting butt located near the top of Maol' a' Ghiubhais (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLowest shooting butt in the Site 2 group, located on the SE side of the track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView across Gleann Chomhraig from the central W side of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView across Gleann Chomhraig from the central W side of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView along the west side of the survey area towards Croidh-la (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView across Gleann Chomhraig from the central W side of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStone/turf built shooting butt in northwest corner of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView across Gleann Chomhraig from the central W side of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesVery degraded, heather-covered structure located to the S side of the burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesVery degraded, heather-covered structure located to the S side of the burn; dyke Site 6 visible in centre right of photo above burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services(photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLine of the heather-covered dyke visible at centre of photo in Gleann Chomhraigh (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking westward across Gleann Chomhraigh from the centre N end of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSW end of stone-built dyke, Site 6 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHeather-covered structure, Site 7f, attached to the heather-covered dyke at the centre of photo (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHeather-covered structure, Site 7g, attached to the heather-covered dyke at the centre of photo (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHeather-covered structure, Site 7h (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStalkers hut located at the centre of the Glean Chomhraigh settlement (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStalkers hut located at the centre of the Glean Chomhraigh settlement (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHeather and grass-covered structure, Site 7j, to NE of Site 7i (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHeather and grass-covered structure, Site 7k-l, to NE of Site 7i (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHeather-covered structure, Site 7o (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHeather-covered structure, Site 7r (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 3321 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NN 8023 9600 (4731m by 3437m)
Map Sheet:NN89NW
Civil Parish:KINGUSSIE AND INSH
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Location:Killiehuntly

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2013. Killiehuntly Woodland Creation Scheme: Archaeological DBA and Walkover Survey. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

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