EHG2900 - DBA and walkover survey - Tom nan Clach, Ardclach



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd




A desk-based assessment and walkover survey was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services in 2007 for the areas of the turbine sites and access tracks for the proposed Tom nan Clach Wind Farm. The land rises from about 360m to over 530m above sea level and it is a remote and very high area, which has been in use as grouse moor for many years. New archaeological features recorded in the affected area, apart from modern grouse butts, consisted of a group of shielings. Large areas of wet, deep peat were noted with potential to preserve buried evidence, especially organic materials. In some places erosion had exposed extensive evidence of former tree cover. <1> A walkover survey of the area of the proposed access track was subsequently carried out in 2009 (see EHG3511). A full Environmental Statement to support the planning application for the windfarm was subsequently produced. This included the results of both surveys. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wood, J.. 2007. Tom nan Clach Wind Farm: Environmental Statement: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Baseline Survey and Recommendations. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Infinergy Ltd. 06/2009. Tom nan Clach Wind Farm: Environmental Statement. Infinergy Ltd. . Digital.



Location Tom nan Clach
Grid reference Centred NH 870 334 (4663m by 6664m)
Map sheet NH83SE
Civil Parish ARDCLACH
Geographical Area NAIRN

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Record last edited

Jun 13 2014 4:03PM

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