An archaeological evaluation was carried out in advance of construction of a new house at Lairg Muir Croft, Sutherland. The desk-based assessment incorporated with this project found there to be no recorded archaeological features within the site itself, although the surrounding area is rich in archaeology, containing extensive prehistoric and later sites including hut circles, cairns and field systems from the Bronze and Iron Age. A tracked back-acting digger fitted with a 1.8m straight edged ditching bucket excavated eight trenches under close archaeological supervision. The total area covered was 282 sq.m representing a sample of 11.6% of the development area. Trench 8 lay within the area of the proposed driveway and was placed to coincide as far as possible with the 'Tumuli' shown on the OS 1st Edition map. Apart from iron pan staining no features were noted. Across the area as a whole, no archaeological features were encountered. <1>
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