EHG3803 - DBA and Walkover survey - Airor, Glenelg



West Coast Archaeological Services


Sep 2012


An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out on the 5-6 September 2012 on behalf of Knoydart Foundation in advance of a new native woodland planting scheme in the vicinity of Airor on the central west coast of the Knoydart Peninsula. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected within the areas outlined for the proposed woodland planting scheme in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites identified. The desk-based assessment had revealed that there were significant Post Medieval settlement remains associated with the settlements at Airor and Allt Croit an T-Saoir along with other Post Medieval structures identified during a previous survey along Airor Burn. The survey recorded a significant number of new archaeological sites including settlement remains in the form of townships and farmsteads, shielings, enclosures, field dykes and areas of rig and furrow cultivation. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during planting for the woodland regeneration scheme. <1>

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Location Airor, Glenelg
Grid reference Centred NG 7198 0497 (2676m by 2520m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70SW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (15)

  • Boundary wall - Airor Burn, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Boundary wall - Airor Burn, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Boundary wall - Airor Burn, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Boundary wall - near Airor, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Boundary wall - near Allt Croit an t-Saoir, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Farmstead - Allt Croit an t-Saoir, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Rig and furrow - Allt Croit, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Settlement - Allt Croit an t-Saoir, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Shieling hut - Airor Burn, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Shieling hut - Airor, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Shieling hut - Airor, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Shieling huts - Airor Burn, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Township - Airor, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Township - Samadalan, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Unknown structure - Airor, Glenelg (Monument)

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Record last edited

Nov 23 2015 3:59PM

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