EHG3136 - Watching brief - Braes Water Main, Portree



CFA Archaeology Ltd


Jan-Feb 2008


A watching brief was carried out to the south of Portree, Isle of Skye during ground breaking works for the section of the Braes water main pipe that runs between the road junction at Peinmore and the road junction at Camastianavaig. This area was considered to be archaeologically sensitive because it contained a prehistoric settlement and a series of post-medieval field systems. The line of water main pipe cut across a series of field banks and areas of rig and furrow. All these features were visible on the surface and are considered to be part of a wider pre-improvement agricultural landscape. They are all believed to be post-medieval in date. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. OASIS (Online Access to the Index of Archaeological Investigations).
  • <2> Text/Publication/Serial: Millburn, P (ed). 2009. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland - New Series, Volume 9, 2008. Paper (Original). p 112.
  • <3> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kirby, M. 2008. Braes Water Main, Portree, Isle of Skye, Highland Region: Archaeological Watching Brief. CFA Archaeology Ltd. Digital.



Location Braes Water Main (between Peinmore and Camastianavaig), Portree
Grid reference Centred NG 49039 39834 (2080m by 1568m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NG43NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Field Boundaries and Rig and Furrow - Braes Water Main, Portree (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

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

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Jan 25 2023 3:54PM

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