EHG706 - DBA and walkover survey - proposed wind farm development, Edinbane



Martin Wildgoose


Nov 2001


A DBA and walkover survey was carried out by M Wildgoose in November 2001 in advance of a proposed wind farm development at Edinbane, Isle of Skye. Twenty-three archaeological sites were identified during the assessment including: stone byres, a stone house, a circular structure, farmsteads, a possible stone circle, a hut circle, a possible stack stand, both shielings and shieling groups, and a pen. Wildgoose recommended that a 30 metre buffer zone should be left around all archaeological sites; watching briefs should be carried out at multiple sites; one turbine should be relocated due to its close proximity to a major junction of boundary dykes; that care should be taken when installing turbines to protect certain sites in close proximity; that access roads should not run along boundary dykes; that a 5 metre buffer should be left between tracks and boundary dykes; that boundary dykes should not be used as sub-bases for roads; rerouting of the access road was recommended to protect sites and careful monitoring of site choice for the sub-station. <1>

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Location Edinbane, Glen Vic Askill, Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 3522 4659 (2961m by 5220m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG34NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish BRACADALE
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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Jul 23 2015 9:38AM

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