A desk-based archaeological assessment and walkover survey were undertaken by ORCA in 2015 of land adjacent Sandside Bay, Reay, Caithness, in advance of a proposed offshore wind farm development. The assessment and survey combined identified a total of 61 sites within the onshore study area. The sites within the onshore site boundary include examples from the Neolithic through to Modern periods and range from High significance/importance to Negligible significance/importance. Their presence serves to demonstrate the rich archaeological landscape in which the onshore study area is situated and suggests that there is low to high potential for unknown archaeological sites to be present within the study area. <1>
The assessment was used to inform a full Environmental Statement as was inlcluded within the report as Appendix 16.1. <2>
The onshore section of the proposed project was also surveyed (see EHG5048).
The assessment and survey were subsequently re-used for a renewed Environmment Impact Assessment in 2022. <3>
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