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Name:Excavation - Brora Back Beach, Clyne, Sutherland (2009 season)
Organisation:Clyne Heritage Society
Date:Aug 2009


An archaeological excavation was carried out in August 2009 as part of an ongoing interdisciplinary project of fieldwork by Clyne Heritage Society, Shorewatch and volunteers to investigate and record the eroding remains of sites facing imminent destruction at Brora Back beach, Clyne. This season aimed to achieve an almost complete excavation of two buildings discovered during previous fieldwork in trench four and trench two where the building had become known as Saltman's house. They also set out to uncover direct evidence of salt production in the form of a waste material known as pan-scratch, which subsequently was discovered in all three trenches. <1>

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Fieldwork report  © Clyne Heritage Society (File size: 11410 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NC 9038 0327 (114m by 29m)
Map Sheet:NC90SW
Civil Parish:CLYNE
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND
Location:Brora, Clyne, Sutherland

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hooper, J, Hambly, J & Aitken, J. 2010. Brora Back Beach, Sutherland: Data Structure Report: August 2009. Clyne Heritage Society. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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