EHG2924 - Desk-based assessment and walkover survey, Braes Water Main, Portree



Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd


August to November 2007


The survey undertaken between 13 August–23 November 2007 identified a total of 26 sites in a 100m corridor along the proposed route of the replacement water mains. It identified that the section of the pipeline from Peinmore to Camastianavaig would pass through an area of high archaeological sensitivity indicated by the remains of a prehistoric settlement, a possible soutterain and post-medieval field systems. A watching brief was recommended to mitigate against potential damage to the post medieval features mentioned above, and it was recommended that the known prehistoric remains (hut circles) be located, identified and fenced off to avoid any damage during the works. <3> DES entries. <2> <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Shaw, C. 11/2007. Braes Water Mains, Portree, Skye, Highland Region: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walk over survey. Jacobs. 28/11/2007. Paper and Digital.
  • <2> Text/Publication/Serial: Millburn, P (ed). 2008. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland - New Series, Volume 8, 2007. Paper (Original).
  • <3> Text/Publication/Serial: Millburn, P (ed). 2009. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland - New Series, Volume 9, 2008. Paper (Original).



Location Braes Water Main, Portree
Grid reference Centred NG 49055 40286 (3352m by 4203m) (Centred)
Map sheet NG44SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Watching brief, Braes Water Main, Portree (Ref: POJA)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 10:17AM

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