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Name:Walkover survey - Valtos by Staffin, Isle of Skye
Organisation:Martin Wildgoose
Date:Dec 2002


A rapid walkover survey of the visible archaeological monuments surviving within the boundaries of two areas of proposed new native woodland, both lying to the southwest of Valtos on the Isle of Skye, was carried out by M Wildgoose in 2002. Archaeological sites were recorded on prepared recording sheets and locations established using a hand-held GPS (accurate to 10m). Ten new sites were located, four of these lay with Area A and six within Area B. In addition several short lengths of boulder alignment and turf dyke boundaries were recorded. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © Tilhill Forestry Ltd. (File size: 1993 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 5103 6310 (947m by 1208m)
Map Sheet:NG56SW
Civil Parish:KILMUIR
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Valtos by Staffin, Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wildgoose, M. 2002. Woodland Grant Scheme Proposal: Valtos by Staffin, Isle of Skye: an Archaeological Survey (Rapid Walkover). Unaffiliated. Paper and Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG56701Degraded Enclosure - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG56707Degraded farmstead - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG5257Dun Connavern (Monument)
MHG56700Farmstead - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG56703Farmstead - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG56704Farmstead - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG56702Possible Cairn - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG56699Ruined house - Herishader, Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG56706Shieling - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)
MHG56705Shielings - Valtos by Staffin, Skye (Monument)

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