EHG1179 - Trial excavation - Balblair Quarry, Inverness



Headland Archaeology Ltd


July 2004


An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Headland Archaeology in 2004 on the remains of a putative chambered cairn located on the crest of a fluvio-glacial terrace within a coniferous woodland plantation at Balblair. In order to resolve the nature of the feature, targeted excavation was carried out on the south-west quadrant of the visible extent of the site. The excavation identified features associated with the original cairn as well as a substantial slab-lined cist which was initially not excavated and re-covered. <1> This and subsequent work has been formally published in PSAS. <2> The Excavation assemblage was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 75/06) and allocated to Inverness Museum (Acc. No. 2007.025). Note that the GR on the TT fieldwork report is in error. <3> <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dutton, A.. 2004. Balblair Quarry, Beauly, Inverness, Highland: Stage 2 Archaeological Evaluation. Headland Archaeology Ltd. 27/08/2004. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Publication/Article: Dutton, A, Clapperton, K and Carter, S. 2007. Rock Art from a Bronze Age Burial at Balblair, near Inverness. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 137. 117-136. Digital.
  • <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 75/06.
  • <4> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT. 75/06.



Location Balblair Quarry, Beauly, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 5008 4434 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet NH54SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Round cairn, Balblair Wood 1 (Monument)

Record last edited

Dec 11 2019 11:17AM

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