EHG5632 - Walkover survey - proposed forestry track, Glenelg



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


Feb 2022


An archaeological walkover survey was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services in 2022 for a proposed forestry track in Glenelg, in the Lochalsh area of the Highlands. A desk based assessment established a baseline of recorded sites of archaeological interest. Recorded prehistoric archaeological features located to the south of the study area highlighted the potential for prehistoric activity within the study area. Also, post-medieval assets located to the west of the study area, highlighted that during this period this area was used as a busy and important droving route from the mainland to the Isle of Skye. The walkover survey identified and recorded the remains of a Post-Medieval or Modern forestry ditch and embankment, located within the eastern extent of the study area. The ditch first appears on the Ordnance Survey map of 1874 and is clearly depicted on all subsequent mapping up to the current edition. No other heritage assets were noted within the assessment area. As no significant archaeological assets or features were discovered within the proposed development area or within its vicinity, it is recommended that no further archaeological works are required. <1>

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Location Cnoc a’ homh-ruith, Glenelg
Grid reference Centred NG 8055 2131 (268m by 134m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG82SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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Mar 23 2022 5:05PM

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