EHG2650 - Watching brief during Kyle Water Main Renewal



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


May-June 2007


Field monitoring was conducted by Highland Archaeology Services in 2007 to identify and record as far as possible any archaeology affected by the construction of a new water main in the Balmacara area of Lochalsh. The proposed trench line ran along a 12 km route where previous evaluations and assessments (see EHG1555) had noted the potential for archaeology. A series of site visits were undertaken during the construction work from May to July 2007. Where possible, particular attention was paid to the sections of the water main that deviated from the public roads. Unfortunately initial excavations near the Water Treatment Works at Achnandarach had already taken place so it was not possible to observe these. The recorded sites as highlighted in the desk-based assessment carried out by Highland Archaeology Services Ltd were checked further, and where necessary exploratory excavations were undertaken. The result of the project confirmed the presence of archaeology as noted in the HER and NMRS records and did not locate any new features. No recorded archaeological sites were directly affected by the pipe line. <1>

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Location Balmacara
Grid reference Centred NG 82456 29139 (6587m by 3011m) (8 map features)
Map sheet NG82NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

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Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • DBA - new Kyle Water Main, Lochalsh (Ref: KYL07)

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Oct 28 2014 2:39PM

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