An archaeological evaluation was conducted in 2006 by Highland Heritage on a building development at Laikenbuie Holiday Homes in a corner of a field containing remains of an extensive cairnfield, proposed for scheduling. The site will be excluded from the scheduled area as surveys suggest that the ground is too disturbed, but as there was a risk that features could extend into this area, the evaluation was required to identify the nature and extent of any
potential archaeological remains. The evaluation, comprising two trenches found no further features and it appears unlikely that any have survived. However there remains some chance of minor subsoil features or deposits in small pits or unstratified small finds which could provide interpretative evidence relevant to the main cairnfield. An archaeological watching brief could be conducted prior to building construction, but as there are plans for further research within the Cairn Field itself where there is a good chance of surviving archaeological material, it was recommended that the potential for recovering any diagnostic evidence was not high enough to warrant any further work on this site <1>
NOTE: the trench plan in the report is not accurate and cannot be rectified with absolute confidence into GIS.
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robinson, H.. 2006. Report on Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment And Evaluation, at Laikenbuie, Nairn. Highland Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #10280 ; #10281 ]
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