EHG4772 - Excavation - Balblair Wood, Beauly

Technique(s)

Organisation

Northlight Heritage

Date

Sept-Nov 2013

Description

An archaeological excavation was undertaken by Northlight Heritage in 2013 ahead of the proposed development of a converter station at Wester Balblair, part of Scottish & Southern Energy’s Western Isles Connection programme, near Beauly. Six features which had been previously identified by survey and investigated through evaluation were excavated, although one of these, a putative hut-circle, was found to be a natural mound. The four remaining features comprised; two low banks, two round cairns, and a ring enclosure defined by a low stone bank. All these features were of probable prehistoric date and related to a rich prehistoric landscape which survives within the Balblair Woods. A programme of post-excavation analysis was proposed, along with archaeological watching brief monitoring of future construction works. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Gallacher, A.. 2014. Western Isles Converter Station, Beauly, Highland: Archaeological Excavation: Data Structure Report. Northlight Heritage. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Balblair Wood, Beauly
Grid reference Centred NH 5036 4461 (76m by 108m)
Map sheet NH54SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

May 4 2016 2:27PM

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