EHG4617 - Excavation - Allt Iain Structures, Cia-Aig Hydro Scheme, Achnacarry, Spean Bridge

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Organisation

Catherine Dagg

Date

April 2014

Description

A new hydro electricity scheme is proposed at Cia-Aig, Loch Arkaig, Kilmallie, Inverness-shire . Initial archaeological work in advance of site clearance included the investigation and recording of a small archaeological feature located immediately north of the Allt Iain, a small tributary stream flowing east into the Cia Aig. Originally identified as a rough shieling-type shelter or hut with an associated dairy stance, this proved on initial investigation to overlie the foundation courses of a rectangular structure. Further excavation allowed the retrieval of mid to late 18th century artifacts and revealed a building modified soon after its original construction, subsequently abandoned and re-used as a shieling or shepherd’s hut.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C.. 2014. Cia-Aig Hydro Electric Scheme, Loch Arkaig, Kilmallie, Inverness-Shire: Allt Iain Structures: Archaeological Investigation and Recording. Catherine Dagg. Digital.

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Location

Location Land at Cia Aig, Achnacarry, Spean Bridge
Grid reference Centred NN 1825 9142 (90m by 90m)
Map sheet NN19SE
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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Sep 30 2022 1:51PM

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