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Name:Geophysical survey - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye
Organisation:David Hodgson
Date:April-May 2006


A geophysical survey covering approximately 0.56 hectares was undertaken by D Hodgson in two areas around the enhanced entrance to a natural cave system, known as High Pasture Cave or Uamh an Ard Achadh, near Torrin, Skye in 2006. Fluxgate gradiometer and earth resistance surveys were conducted over a survey grid designed to assess the potential for metal working and archaeological features associated with the cave entrance. A separate grid was located approximately 30m to the south west to assess the potential of a feature provisionally interpreted as a hut circle. <1>

The results are also included in the Data Structure Report for the 2006 excavation at the site. <2>

Type(s) of Investigation



Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2006  © West Coast Archaeological Services et al (File size: 6194 KB)Fieldwork report  © David Hodgson and Suzie Moore (File size: 2872 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 5941 1973 (170m by 85m)
Map Sheet:NG51NE
Civil Parish:STRATH
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:High Pasture Cave, near Torrin, Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hodgson, D and Moore, S. 05/2006. Geophysical Survey Report: High Pasture Cave, Isle of Skye. Unaffiliated. 14/06/2006. .
  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S, Wildgoose, M and Kozikowski, G. 04/2007. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2006: The Preliminary Assessment and Analysis of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services et al. Digital. Section 4.1.

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MHG32043Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) (Monument)

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EHG2874Child event/activity: Trial excavations - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2006 season (Ref: HPC003)

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