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ID:EHG3772
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Name:Heritage Along the Kyle Line - Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Organisation:Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH)
Date:2010-2012

Description

ARCH undertook a research project into the existing heritage along the Kyle line between 2010 and 2012. Three groups, one each at Lochcarron, Achnasheen and Dingwall, researched this heritage, producing displays for each area and binders of information. A final class met to produce a leaflet featuring some of the heritage along this route, a display of Dingwall Station which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012, and MP3 commentaries. The project was part of ARCH's Stop, Look and Listen project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Community LEADER 2007-2013 Programme, with support from Highland Council and Scotrail. A Microsoft Access database was produced to record changes to existing monuments in the Highland HER as well as new monuments. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • HISTORIC AREA ASSESSMENT

Images

ROC Post near Achnasheen (where the sheep are grazing) (photo by ARCH)  © ARCHKYLE3-1 Glensgaich (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggKyle3-2 Ravens Rock rock crusher (photo by Alasdair Cameron)  © Alasdair CameronKyle3-3 Fodderty railway bridge over Strathpeffer branch line, 2011 (photo by Joy & David Cossar)  © Joy & David CossarKyle3-3 Fodderty railway bridge over Strathpeffer branch line, 2011 (2) (photo by Joy & David Cossar)  © Joy & David CossarKyle3-4 Sentry hut: Remains of sentry hut guarding munitions (photo by Alasdair Cameron)  © Alasdair CameronKyle3-4 Sentry hut (2): Remains of sentry hut. (photo by Alasdair Cameron)  © Alasdair CameronKyle3-5 Signalman's hut: Signalman's house at junction of Strathpeffer branch line and Kyle railway line (photo by Alasdair Cameron)  © Alasdair CameronKyle3-5 Signalman's hut (2): Signalman's house at junction of Strathpeffer branch line and Kyle railway line (photo by Alasdair Cameron)  © Alasdair CameronKyle3-7 Dingwall jaw harp (photo by Inverness Museum and Art Gallery)  © © Inverness Museum & Art GalleryKyle 3-2 Plaque on Raven's Rock rock crusher (photo by Alasdair Cameron)  © Alasdair CameronMHG7665 North Strome landing point (photo by Caroline Vawdrey)  © Caroline VawdreyMHG7948 Loch Dhugaill axehead back in NMS (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG7948 Loch Dhugaill axehead front in NMS (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG8921 Heights of Brae hoard: Late Bronze Age gold hoard from the Heights of Brae (photo by National Museums of Scotland)  © © The Trustees of the National Museums of ScotlandMHG9030 St John Baptish Well, 2011 (photo by Joy Cossar)  © Joy CossarMHG9030 St John Baptist well, 2008 (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG9046 Beaker from Fodderty Farm cist burial, on display in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (photo by ARCH)  © ARCHMHG9053 MacDonald Monument, 1907 (photo by Pat MacLeod)  © Dingwall MuseumMHG9093 Dingwall canal, c. 2008 (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG9093 Dingwall canal entrance to Cromarty Firth, c. 2008 (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG9191 Kyle station, now Friends of the Kyle Line Museum, 2012 (photo by Caroline Vawdrey)  © Caroline VawdreyMHG14043 Strome Carronach bronze axehead - Early Bronze Age (photo by Paul Swan)  © Paul SwanMHG16190 Lochluichart Telford Church (photo by ARCH)  © ARCHMHG16843 Eilean Ban (Kyle) lighthouse detail (photo by Caroline Vawdrey)  © Caroline VawdreyMHG16843 Skye bridge and lighthouse, 2012 (photo by ARCH)  © ARCHMHG18655 Achterneed Station (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG22618 Stromferry, 2011 (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG25855 Plockton Bog Butter lying on its side, in NMS (photo by Trevor Cowie)  © ©National Museums of Scotland/ T CowieMHG32243 Bridgend Mill after conversion to a private house, 2011 (photo by John Ramsay)  © John RamsayMHG32243 Bridgend Mill after conversion to a private house, 2011 - wheel side (photo by John Ramsay)  © John RamsayMHG32243 Bridgend Mill showing mill pond (photo by Alasdair Cameron)  © Alasdair CameronMHG32890 Balnacra buildings to the south of the rail/road, 2012 (photo by Paul Swan)  © Paul SwanMHG32890 Balnacra: Buildings to south of railway line (photo by Caroline Vawdrey)  © Caroline VawdreyMHG36614 Hydro cottages (photo by Susan Kruse)  © ARCHMHG43261 Cattle creep at the end of Kyle pier (photo by ARCH)  © ARCHMHG50323 Plockton bunkhouse (photo by ARCH)  © ARCH
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Dataset/Database File: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2010-2012. Heritage Along the Kyle Line. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Yes. MDB.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG32890Balnacra, Locharron (Monument)
MHG25855Bog Butter - Plockton, Loch Carron (Find Spot)
MHG7948Bronze Age Axe - Loch Dhugaill, Locharron (Find Spot)
MHG8921Bronze Age Hoard - Heights of Brae (Find Spot)
MHG16190Church of Scotland & Burial Ground - Kinlochluichart, Contin (Monument)
MHG9046Cist & burial - Fodderty Farm, Fodderty (Monument)
MHG7857Cist with Beaker - Achnasheen, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG55818Cold War Monitoring post - Achnasheen, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG32243Corn mill - Bridgend, Dingwall (Building)
MHG56044Curling Pond - Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty (Monument)
MHG9093Dingwall Canal - Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty (Monument)
MHG55845Farmhouse and turbine house - Glensgaich, Fodderty (Monument)
MHG36614Hydro Cottages - Lochluichart, Contin (Monument)
MHG56045Jaw harp - Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty (Find Spot)
MHG16843Kyle Lighthouse - Eilean Ban, Strath (Monument)
MHG7665Landing place - North Strome, Locharron (Monument)
MHG9053Macdonald Memorial - Mitchell Hill, Dingwall (Monument)
MHG36307Mossford Power Station - Loch Luichart, Contin (Monument)
MHG56040Quarry - Raven's Rock, Fodderty (Monument)
MHG56042Railway Bridge - Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty (Monument)
MHG56041Sentry hut - Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty (Monument)
MHG56043Signalman's House - Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty (Monument)
MHG9030St John the Baptist's Well - Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty (Monument)
MHG43261Station and Pier - Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh (Monument)
MHG9191Station and Pier - Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh (Monument)
MHG18655Strathpeffer Station - Achterneed, Fodderty (Monument)
MHG22618Stromeferry, Lochalsh (Monument)
MHG50323The Bunkhouse - Station Road, Plockton (Monument)

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