An archaeological desk-based study and subsequent walk-over survey of an area around and to the north of Achatomlinie, near West Langwell, Rogart in East Sutherland, was undertaken in December 2011. The survey was required by Scottish Woodlands Ltd to establish the extent of archaeological remains, which would, in turn, determine the viability of planting trees.
The original survey area comprises an area of land approximately 206 hectares (508 acres) of moderately sloping hill ground to the north of the ruined cottage of Achatomlinie, 2.5km west of the dwelling of Achnaluachrach. The more level, but undulating ground around the cottage was also subsequently requested to be surveyed and this comprised a further 47 hectares (116 acres). The site is situated approximately 20km to the north west of the East Sutherland coastal village of Golspie, and is accessed from Achnaluachrach, via a track from the end of the public road (see Appendix I).
The survey resulted in the recording of 37 archaeological features at 22 sites, only three sites of which had previously been recorded on the Historic Environment Record (HER). <1>
Please see the linked report for details of newly identified sites. <2>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lindsay, N. 12/2011. Achatomlinie, Rogart, Sutherland: A Report on an Archaeological Walk-over Survey Prepared for Scottish Woodlands Ltd. Unaffiliated. Digital.
Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. 13/01/2012.
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