EHG3557 - Desk based assessment and walkover survey, Banavie to Achnacarry



Scotia Archaeology Ltd


June 2011


A desk based assessment and walkover survey was conducted along the route of a proposed 33kV power line from Banavie to a new hydro-electric power station at Achnacarry. A wide corridor was surveyed to allow for a broad swathe of ground for machinery to work on. Three sites of possible archaeological significance were identified close to the route of the new power line. <1> The line of the route as depicted on the HER map is approximate based on the grid references of the two end points. See the attached maps supplied with the report. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Scotia Archaeology. June 2011. 33kV Overhead Line to Cia Aig Hydro-Electric Station, Achnacarry: Desk study and walk-over survey. Scotia Archaeology. Digital.
  • <2> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. 07/07/2011.



Location 350m east of Loch Arkaig to Banavie east of Loch Arkaig, to the south and south-west to link with an existing overhead line at NN 11255 77702, a short distance north of the village of Banavie and so
Grid reference Centred NN 14377 83276 (6245m by 11148m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NN18SW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Achnacarry Castle (Monument)
  • Clearance cairns, Loy Bridge (Monument)
  • Earthwork banks, Loy Bridge (Monument)
  • Two possible burial cairns, Glen Loy (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 2:02PM

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