EHG5807 - DBA and walkover survey - water main renewal project, Borve, Skye



West Coast Archaeological Services


March 2021


An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2021 on behalf of Scottish Water in advance of the installation of a new water main and associated works, at Borve on the Island of Skye. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeological sites likely to be affected within the areas outlined for the proposed development works and pipeline route and in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The desk-based assessment and in particular the investigation of aerial imagery covering the areas, identified a number of archaeological sites in close proximity to the proposed works, while a number of new sites were recorded during the walkover survey. The sites included farmsteads, a shieling, enclosures, boundary and enclosure dykes, field systems and sheepfolds. Most of the structures are of post-medieval date, forming a part of the settlement of the landscape between Borve and Achachork. Mitigation measures have been proposed to safeguard the sites during the development works. <1>

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Location Borve, Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 4635 4714 (1881m by 1795m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG44NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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Jul 5 2022 4:45PM

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