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Name:Trial trenching - Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye
Organisation:CFA Archaeology Ltd
Date:Feb 2005


An archaeological evaluation in relation to a proposed residential housing development at Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye was carried out by CFA Archaeology in 2005. A total of ninety trenches, covering an area of 11,037m², were excavated (5 of these by hand; 85 by machine) in which a range of features and artefacts were recovered ranging in date from prehistoric to medieval. Finds included: undiagnostic lithics, a rotary quern, four buildings, a platform, an enclosure, an area of 'broad rig' cultivation terraces, a well, an array of turf and stone banks, and burnt bone possibly from a bronze age funerary monument. <1>

All the investigations on the site have subseqently been published as Scottish Archaeological Internet Report (SAIR) 54 : see attached link. <2>

The lithic assemblage discovered during trial trenching was characterised by Toben Bjarke Ballin in 2014. <3>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork Report  © CFA Archaeology Ltd (File size: 4243 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 4777 4428 (516m by 469m)
Map Sheet:NG44SE
Civil Parish:PORTREE
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Suddaby, I. 2005. Home Farm, Portree, Skye: Archaeological Evaluation: Data Structure Report, No. 1034. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 01/04/2005. Digital.
  • Text/Publication/Monograph: Suddaby, I. 2013. Excavation of post-built roundhouses and a circular ditched enclosure at Kiltaraglen, Portree, Isle of Skye: 2006-7. Scottish Archaeological Internet Report. 54. Online.
  • Text/Report: Ballin, T B. 2014. Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye and Lochalsh, Highland: The lithic assemblage. N/A. Digital.

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