EHG348 - Farr to Kirtomy Road Improvements



Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh


February and April


An archaeological excavation of two clearance cairns and a watching brief undertaken by the Centre for Field Archaeology (CFA) in February and April respectively, at Fiscary, Sutherland, in advance of improvements to the A836 Thurso-Tongue road (Farr to Kirtomy section). The work was commissioned by Kenneth Stewart (Strathpeffer) Ltd. A Specification for the archaeological work was prepared by Highland Council Archaeology Service. <1> The excavation assemblage, comprising three pot sherds, was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 139/99) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <2> <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Strachan, R.J.. 1999. A836 Road Improvements: Farr to Kirtomy, Sutherland Archaeological excavation of two clearance cairns and watching brief. Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. 21/09/1999. Paper and Digital.
  • <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 139/99.
  • <3> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 139/99.



Grid reference Centred NC 7332 6223 (335m by 89m)
Map sheet NC76SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Clearance Cairns - Fiscary (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 6 2020 2:07PM

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