EHG5910 - Excavation - Lost Inverlael: Finding Balblair Project



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


April-May 2022


Two targeted excavations were undertaken by members of the local community and led by Highland Archaeology Services between the 19th and 24th of April 2022 and the 10th and 15th of May 2022 at Inverlael Township. A previous community excavation took place on the site in 2021 (see EHG5909) and this is reported separately. Although known through documentary sources, the site located at the south end of Loch Broom was until 2021 entirely un-excavated. These limited excavations form part of a wider project which has included a walkover survey (see EHG5908) and will include a post excavation research design (PERD). These excavations were primarily a training exercise but also aimed to attain dating and occupation evidence for structures on the south and north side of the River Lael. The 2022 excavations comprised five trenches, each targeting different structures identified during the walkover survey. The Interim report aimed to make the initial findings available to all interested parties as soon as possible. Further reports and recommendations will follow later in 2022. <1>

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Location Inverlael, Loch Broom
Grid reference Centred NH 1884 8542 (57m by 194m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH18NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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Oct 11 2022 1:22PM

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