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Name:Walkover survey - proposed West Garty Windfarm, near Helmsdale
Organisation:Wordsworth Archaeological Services
Date:June 1994


A walkover survey was carried out by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in 1994 over the area of the the site of a proposed windfarm and its associated access track at West Garty, near Helmsdale. Although no evidence for any human settlement was seen in the areas chosen for the proposed turbine sites, at the head of the Westgarty Burn were the remains of an abandoned settlement. At least four rectangular buildings, all heavily obscured by heather and peat growth, were recorded. <1>

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Fieldwork Report  © Wordsworth Archaeological Services (File size: 903 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NC 9755 1360 (3415m by 2012m)
Map Sheet:NC91SE
Civil Parish:LOTH
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND
Location:West Garty

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Wind Farm at West Garty, Helmsdale. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. 10/07/2002. .

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