In February 1994, a study was conducted by Law & Dunbar-Nasmith Architects with regard to the feasibility of opening the castle and its policies to visitors. The report was intended for use as baseline data for decisions about the future of the property . In June 1994, a project proposal for an archaeological evaluation was presented by the Architectural Restoration and Conservation Organisation of Scotland (ARCOS). The report recommended a programme of documentary research and geophysical survey to be carried out alongside targeted excavation .
The present owners of the castle are continuing to develop plans for the future of the estate, which include the upkeep of the castle structure and development of community heritage and history projects, the overall aim of which is to support and encourage interest in Highland heritage, history and culture. Exploration of the archaeology of the site forms part of these plans. The archaeological evaluation was organised in order to provide baseline information about the type and condition of the archaeological deposits below the existing ground surface. <1>
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