EHG1358 - Archaeological excavation - Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye



Headland Archaeology Ltd


July-Sept 2005


An archaeological excavation was carried out by Headland Archaeology Ltd in 2005 in response to a brief from the Highland Council Archaeology Unit at Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye. Fourteen excavation trenches were carried out across the site, focusing on areas from a previous evaluation (see EHG4056) that showed potential for archaeology. Possible evidence of a prehistoric settlement was uncovered as well as a large number of features from a post-medieval township. <1> A report on the lithics fron Headland's 2005 work and finds made by the public following its completion. <2> Investigations relating to the 2006 Watching Brief by CFA (EHG1601) and the prehistoric settlement discovered on the east side of the site (MHG51648) have subsequently been published as Scottish Archaeological Internet Report (SAIR) 54. <3> Click on the link to view the report. The excavation assemblage from the 2005 excavation by Headland Archaeology were submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 33/10) and later disclaimed. See attached TT report. <4> <5> The prehistoric element of TT 33/10 (the pottery and flint) was retained by Headland after being disclaimed. GW 26/02/20

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Paul Masser. 2005. Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye: Archaeological Excavation: Data Structure Report. Headland Archaeology Ltd. 07/02/2006. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report: Ballin, T B. 2014. Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye and Lochalsh, Highland: The lithic assemblage. N/A. Digital.
  • <3> Text/Publication/Monograph: Suddaby, I. 2013. Excavation of post-built roundhouses and a circular ditched enclosure at Kiltaraglen, Portree, Isle of Skye: 2006-7. Scottish Archaeological Internet Report. 54. Online.
  • <4> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 33/10.
  • <5> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 33/10.



Location Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 4775 4430 (356m by 151m)
Map sheet NG44SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Skye, Portree, Home Farm (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 27 2020 5:34PM

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