AB Heritage undertook a programme of geophysical survey in 2015 in advance of the proposed dualling of the A9 between Crubenmore and Kincraig. The survey was carried out across three sites, which consisted of: Raitts Cave, Balavil Obelisk and Burial Ground, and Chapelpark. At the souterrain at Raitts Cave the detailed magnetic survey and resistivity concluded that there is potential for surviving archaeological features in the immediate vicinity, surrounding the souterrain. Also the results have shown the landscape surrounding the souterrain is likely to have a direct relationship with it. At the Balavil obelisk and burial ground survey has revealed possible modern disturbance within the site, though much of the area appears to have been flattened and appears as made ground within the survey area. A magnetometer survey was undertaken below the marshland at the north of Chapelpark, which revealed no significant archaeological features. The survey identified one positive linear of possible archaeological origin in the eastern side of the survey. Overall the surveys undertaken at Chapelpark and Balavil obelisk and burial ground suggest a paucity of evidence for significant archaeology within the survey areas. However at Raitts Cave, a higher potential for archaeological features has been identified. <1>
The report for the survey was included in the Environmental Impact Assessment for this strench of the A9 as Appendix 15.2.
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