EHG3147 - Walkover and topographic surveys - Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness

Technique(s)

Organisation

Glasgow University (GUARD)

Date

2001?

Description

An archaeological survey of the headland centred on Loch Borralie, on the eastern side of the Kyle of Durness, carried out by Glasgow University (GUARD) in 2001, recorded nearly 200 archaeological sites. These varied from isolated, fragmentary structures or walls to extensive settlements and field systems, ranging in date from later prehistory to the Medieval period to the nineteenth century. Many of the sites were eroding out of deflated areas in the fixed dune grasslands that cover much of the headland. The survey report details and interprets the results of the survey and makes recommendations for the future management of the archaeological resource. The fieldwork produced a comprehensive and detailed understanding of a rich, multi-period archaeological landscape in an area of northern Scotland that has generally been neglected in archaeological research. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lelong, O and MacGregor, G. 2003. Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness: Project 950. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). Digital. [Mapped features: #865 ; #5258 Survey area, ; #10729 Topographic survey areas, ]
  • <2> Dataset/Database File: Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 2003. Site gazetteer: Loch Borralie, Kyle of Durness.

Map

Location

Location West sides of Loch Borralie and Croispol to eastern shore of the Kyle of Durness
Grid reference Centred NC 37914 67613 (2081m by 2831m) (Centred)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS

Related Monuments/Buildings (194)

  • Balnakeil Bay South (Monument)
  • Balnakeil Bay South (Monument)
  • Balnakeil Bay South (Monument)
  • Balnakeil Bay South (Monument)
  • Borralie (Monument)
  • Borralie (Monument)
  • Borralie (Monument)
  • Borralie (Monument)
  • Borralie (Monument)
  • Boundary Wall and Dyke - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Building - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Cairn - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Cairn or Clearance Cairn - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Cairnfield - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Cairnfield - Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Cairns - Kyle of Durness (Monument)
  • Cairns - Loch Borralie North (Monument)
  • Cairns - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Cairns - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Circular revetted platform, Loch Croispol South (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairn - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairn - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairn - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairns - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairns - Loch Lanlish South (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairns and Field Boundaries - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairns and Rigs - Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Culkein (Monument)
  • Eilean Dubh (Monument)
  • Eilean Dubh (Monument)
  • Enclosure - Loch Borralie South (Monument)
  • Farmstead - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field System and Clearance Cairn - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field System and Clearance Cairns - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field system, Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field Wall - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Wall - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Wall - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Wall - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field Wall - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field Wall - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field Wall and Clearance Cairns - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Field Walls - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Walls - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Walls - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Walls - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Walls - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Field Walls and Cairn - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Hakon's Bowl (Monument)
  • Hut Circle - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Hut Circle and Enclosure - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Hut Circle and Enclosure - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Hut circle, Loch Borralie South (Monument)
  • Hut circle, Loch Borralie South (Monument)
  • Hut circle, Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Keoldale (Monument)
  • Keoldale (Monument)
  • Keoldale (Monument)
  • Keoldale (Monument)
  • Keoldale (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie South (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie South (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South=west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Loch Croispol South-west (Monument)
  • Longhouse - Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Longhouse with kiln and kaleyard, Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Longhouse, Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Possible Cairn - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Possible Cairn - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Possible Cairn and Shieling Hut - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Possible Cairns - Balnakeil Bay South (Monument)
  • Possible Dun, Dun, Loch Borralie (Monument)
  • Possible Hut Circle - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Possible Hut Circle - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Possible Hut Circle and Field Wall - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Possible Hut Circle and Field Walls - Loch Borralie North-west (Monument)
  • Possible hut circle, Loch Croispol South (Monument)
  • Possible hut circle, Loch Croispol South (Monument)
  • Possible Kerb Cairn - Kyle of Durness East (Monument)
  • Possible Norse structure - Borralie, Durness (Monument)
  • Possible shieling hut, Balnakeil Bay (Monument)
  • Prehistoric Pottery - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Remains of building, Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Settlement - Loch Lanlish (Monument)
  • Sheepfold, Loch Croispol South (Monument)
  • Strip field system, Solmar (Monument)
  • Structure and Buried Land Surface - Loch Borralie West (Monument)
  • Sub circular enclosure, Loch Croispol South (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Detailed recording of sites in Loch Borralie area, Kyle of Durness

Record last edited

Apr 23 2021 4:08PM

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