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Name:Watching brief - Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm
Organisation:Glasgow University (GUARD)
Date:Apr-Sept 2005


A watching brief was carried out by GUARD in 2005 as part of a condition on a planning application from Scottish Power to construct a windfarm and ancillary features, including an access track, on Beinn Tharsuinn. The brief had two main aims - the first to record any archaeological features found within the development site during ground-breaking, and the second to monitor works on the C19 Thomas Telford-built Strathrory bridge - the rebuilding of which was a further condition placed on Scottish Power by the Highland Council (see EHG4871). The watching brief took place within an area of 97ha. The immediate surrounding area is rich in prehistoric archaeology, but within the actual development area only one site was identified as prehistoric - an oval hut platform. Additional sites were medieval and post-medieval. <1>

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Fieldwork Report  © GUARD (File size: 3125 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6366 8133 (5264m by 1379m)
Map Sheet:NH68SW
Civil Parish:ROSSKEEN
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Beinn Tharsuinn, north of Ardross

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lynn, D.. 2005. Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm Construction and Strathrory Bridge Rebuilding: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University (GUARD). Paper and Digital.

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