A desk based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by Scotia Archaeology in November 2011 in advance of a proposed hydro-electric scheme at Culachy Estate, near Fort Augustus. Four sites were identified during the DBA including multiple farms and farmstead, cottages, structures and general wade's military road. With the exception of remnants of an earlier water-harnessing scheme, no new cultural heritages sites were encountered during the walkover survey. The close proximity of the military road (a scheduled ancient monument) to the site caused some concern, however, it appears that the majority of the original structure in proximity had already been upgraded in recent times and anything surviving from the 18th century would have been unlikely to be affected by the proposed development. No other sites would be impacted. <1> <2>
Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Drummond, J. 2012. Culachy Estate HEP Development, Fort Augustus: Connachie Burn: Environmental Report. Green Highland Renewable Ltd. . Digital.
Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Scotia Archaeology. 2011. Culachy Estate, Fort Augustus Hydro-electric scheme: Desk study and walk-over survey. Scotia Archaeology. . Digital.
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Culachy Estate, Fort Augustus
Centred NH 3738 0597 (970m by 1776m)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF
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