An desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2013 on behalf of Scottish Water Solutions in advance of a new Broadford to Strollamus water main, a raw water main along the lower stretches of Glen Suardal, a site compound area adjacent to the Heaste road, and track access and haulage routes from the compound to Loch Buidhe and Loch Lonachan in the Parish of Strath, Skye. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected within the areas outlined for the proposed development works and water main route and in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The survey identified a small number of new archaeological sites including boundary dykes, a sheep dipping tank, a track, and possible boathouse and dam, and two road bridges. The desk-based assessment produced a number of sites within the immediate landscape surrounding the proposed works including post-medieval settlement remains and the route of the former Strath Marble Railway line. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the establishment of the proposed works. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2013. Broadford to Strollamus Mainout, Raw Water Main and Track Access for Loch Buidhe and Loch Lonachan, Strath, Skye: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.
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Broadford to Strollamus Mainout
Centred NG 6203 2300 (5670m by 7637m)
SKYE AND LOCHALSH
ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
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