A desk-based assessment and walkover survey was undertaken by J.G. Robertson in 2014 on behalf of Hydroplan UK., along the River Kiachnish, Lundavra, Lochaber, prior to the proposed construction of a hydro scheme. The survey area consisted of a narrow strip of ground, 50m either side of the proposed pipelines, an area 50m in diameter around the intakes and 100m in diameter around the powerhouses. Thirty archaeological sites, comprising a total of 48 monuments, were recorded. Most were associated with the agricultural landscape of either pre-clearance farmsteads or of the subsequent phase of sheep-farming, though a significant number were associated with the military road and its subsequent repairs and with a hydro-electric scheme, which provided the first water-powered public street lighting in Scotland. No scheduled ancient monuments or listed buildings are situated within the vicinity of the survey area. <1>
The work was used to inform an environmental statement to support planning application. <2>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robertson, J.G.. 2014. An Archaeological Survey for the Kiachnish Hydro Scheme, Lundavra, Lochaber, Highland. Jennifer G Robertson. Digital.
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Kiachnish Hydro Scheme, Lundavra, Lochaber
Centred NN 0861 6830 (2680m by 3681m)
ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
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