EHG25 - Walkover Survey - Coille an Torran, Raasay



Martin Wildgoose


October 1999


An archaeological wakover survey of a single, distinct area of proposed planting of natural woodland regeneration was carried out in advance of site works. The survey was commissioned by Tilhill Economic Forestry as part of the initial environment assessment of the landscape. The proposed area lies at the northern end of the Island of Raasay around the northern and western sides of Loch Arnish,. The area of survey lies on the wooded, rising ground on the western flanks of Meall Dearg and Meall Dearg Arnish and includes the partly wooded peninsula Ard an Torrain. Native tree cover, about 40% of the proposal, consists mainly of birch and hazel with small numbers of oak, holly, rowan and aspen also present. The upper, eastern half of the proposal consists of a wet peat covered plateau supporting only heather and moorland grasses. The townships of Torran and Brae Arnish lie within the confines of the proposal. <1>

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  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wildgoose M. 1999. Coille An Torran, Isle of Raasay: Planting and Woodland Regeneration Proposal. Martin Wildgoose. 30/10/1999. Digital.



Location Raasay, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 5928 4903 (1577m by 1894m)
Map sheet NG54NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

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Jun 24 2016 10:48AM

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