A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by CFA Archaeology in 2020 in advance of proposals for a wind farm at Strath Tirry, Sutherland. The field survey targeted both those heritage assets identified through the desk-based assessment and all elements of the Proposed Development infrastructure (access track routes, turbine locations and crane hardstandings, site compounds and the proposed substation location). Previously recorded heritage assets, which were later identified as being natural features (2 and 3), which lie well away from proposed development infrastructure, were not revisited during the field survey. Eleven heritage assets were identified within or directly adjacent to the Inner Study Area. An assessment of the identified cultural heritage resource, and consideration of the current and past land-use, within and in the immediate vicinity of the Inner Study Area, indicates that there is a low to moderate likelihood of hitherto unidentified archaeological remains of prehistoric or post-medieval date being present within the site, in the areas free of commercial forestry. <1>
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Centred NC 5777 1443 (1041m by 1037m)
CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
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