EHG4866 - Excavation - Eaderloch Crannog, Loch Treig

Technique(s)

Organisation

James Ritchie

Date

July 1933

Description

In July 1933, James Ritchie, on behalf of the Laggan-Treig Power scheme, commenced and completed an exploration of the crannog in Loch Treig. Since this examination was made in 1993, the Treig Dam has been in use and the island has been submerged. But a temporary lowering of the water-level revealed disturbance of the bottom deposits of the loch, and in April 1941 James Ritchie took the opportunity to re-examine the site and the dwindling remains of the island. <1> More recent surveying of the crannog has been conducted by AOC Archaeology Ltd in 2007 (see EHG4361).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Publication/Article: Ritchie, J.. 1942. The lake dwelling or crannog in Eadarloch, Loch Treig: its traditions and its construction. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 76. 8-78.

Map

Location

Location Loch Treig, Lochaber
Grid reference Centred NN 3473 7683 (40m by 39m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN37NW
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish KILMONIVAIG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Crannog - Eilean Tigh Na Slige (Monument)
  • Logboat - Eadarloch (Monument)
  • Trough - Eilean Tigh Na Slige (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 15 2023 4:59PM

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