EHG3635 - Desk-based assessment and walkover survey, Achnaluachrach, West Langwell



Nick Lindsay


December 2011


An archaeological desk-based study and subsequent rapid walk-over survey of an area to the west of Achnaluachrach, 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 survey area comprises an area of land approximately 59 hectares (145 acres) of gently to moderately sloping hill ground, immediately to the north of the dwelling of Achnaluachrach. It is situated approximately 18km to the north west of the East Sutherland coastal village of Golspie, and is accessed via a track leading north from the public road to Craigton, 200m to the east of Achnaluachrach, (see Appendix I). The survey resulted in the recording of 4 archaeological features, none of which had previously been recorded on the Historic Environment Record (HER).<1> Please refer to the linked report for details of newly identified sites. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lindsay, N. 12/2011. Achnaluachrach, Rogart, Sutherland: A Report on an Archaeological Walk-over Survey Prepared for Scottish Woodlands Ltd. Unaffiliated. Digital.
  • <2> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. 13/01/2012.



Location Achatomlinie, West Langwell
Grid reference Centred NC 68036 10360 (971m by 1130m) (Centred)
Map sheet NC61SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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Nov 27 2014 2:13PM

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