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Name:DBA and walkover survey - proposed Ben Aketil Wind Farm, Duirnish
Organisation:Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey (AALS)
Date:April 2002


A desk-based assessment and a walk-over survey were carried M Wildgoose in April 2002 in advance of a proposed wind farm development at Ben Aketil near Feorlig, Skye. A total of 10 previously recorded archaeological sites were noted during the DBA. A further 20 were identified during the walkover survey. Of these, 12 were considered to be at direct risk from the development. The work could be diverted away from or be bypassed in all but one case. This remaining site, a ruined farmstead, whilst neither particularly old or rare was a well preserved example of its type dating to the C17-C19. <1>

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Environmental statement Cultural Heritage chapter  © Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey (AALS) & West Coast Energy (File size: 12915 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 3132 4691 (4619m by 6082m)
Map Sheet:NG34NW
Civil Parish:DUIRINISH
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Near Feorlig, Duirnish, Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: West Coast Energy. 2002. Ben Aketil Wind Farm; Environmental Statement. West Coast Energy. . Digital (scanned as PDF).

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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