EHG1601 - Watching brief - Home Farm, Portree



CFA Archaeology Ltd


Oct 2006


A watching brief was carried out as part of a wider archaeological investigation by CFA Archaeology in 2006 in relation to residential housing development at Home Farm on the north edge of Portree, Isle of Skye. Three principal prehistoric features were recorded: a possible post-built structure, a ring-ditch type roundhouse and a substantial circular ditched enclosure. Artefacts ranging from late Neolithic to Iron Age were recovered from the site. <1> The investigations on the site have subseqently been published as Scottish Archaeological Internet Report (SAIR) 54 : see attached link. <2> The excavation assemblage from the watching brief together with the assemblage from CFA's earlier 2005 evaluation (EHG4056) was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 104/11) and allocated to the Museum of the Isles. <3> <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Suddaby, I. 2007. Home Farm, Portree, Skye and Lochalsh: Archaeological Watching Brief and Excavations. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 06/06/2007. .
  • <2> 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.
  • <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 104/11.
  • <4> Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings: Historic Environment Scotland. 2016. Assessment for Dual designations Project: Kilchoan, Old Parish Church and burial ground. Historic Environment Scotland. 30/08/2016. Digital.



Location Home farm, Portree, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 4789 4434 (389m by 303m)
Map sheet NG44SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Bronze Age Settlement - PORTREE, HOME FARM (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 30 2020 9:47PM

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