A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2019 on behalf of Trees for Life and The Woodland Trust in advance of a native woodland planting and regeneration scheme along the west shore of Loch Damh, along the northeast side of Glen Shieldaig and focused on the Ben Shieldaig Mountain, Torridon, Wester Ross. The walkover survey recorded 46 archaeological sites comprising a total of 103 individual structures. These included a possible prehistoric hut circle, a part of the Balgy Township and its associated field systems, old sections of road and bridge abutments in Glen Shieldaig, roadside quarries, old tracks and a wide range of structures relating to transhumance activities in the landscape. The latter included shielings, stock enclosures and twinning pens that were possibly used during the droving of livestock between different communities and to markets. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2019. Ben Shieldaig Native Woodland Planting Scheme, Torridon, Wester Ross: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital. [Mapped features: #12183 ; #12184 Survey area, ]
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