Archaeological monitoring by C Dagg and N Lindsay of the mechanical excavation of 27 trial pits and 12 boreholes at the site of a proposed new substation and associated access road at Connagill was carried out in 2012. The work was aimed at ascertaining the nature and depth of underlying glacial deposits and geological strata. The trial pits measured approximately 2.5-3m x 0.6-0.7m. No archaeological deposits or features were exposed, but the nature, depth and extent of improved soils associated with prehistoric cultivation was noted. A general walkover of the site was also carried out and additional archaeological features, not previously recognised were also identified, including a hut circle near the line of the proposed access road. <1>
Information from the monitoring and walkover survey was used to inform the Environmental Assessment for the new substation. <2>
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