A trial hole of approximately 600mm x 600mm x 600mm was excavated by hand beneath the proposed conservatory and balcony extension to this building. The pit was subsequently inspected by Gunn MacPhee and Associates Ltd, Consulting Engineers. A 300mm thick layer of black top-soil was observed to overly a sand and gravel deposit. The findings suggest that the former Caley Inn was constructed on free draining up-fill material used to the construct the Caledonian Canal embankments. <1>
The position of the test pit was established verbally with Wardlaw Estates Ltd. <2>
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