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RCAHMS: The Archaeological Sites and Monuments of Nairn District

Date March 1978 - July 1978

Event ID 1107708

Category Project

Type Project


‘This list of sites and monuments in the district of Nairn has been prepared by archaeological surveyors attached to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland as part of a project financed by the Department of the Environment and sponsored by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

The items listed range in period from prehistoric burial-cairns and forts to deserted farms of comparatively recent date. The following categories have been omitted from the list: buildings eligible for listing buildings of special architectural or historic interest...; buildings in towns; medieval and later sites in the medieval burghs of Nairn and Auldearn; roads, railways and canals; most structures of 19th-century and later date’.

Management Committee: R B K Stevenson, P J Ashmore, D J Breeze, J G Dunbar, L J Masters, I B M Ralston, J B Stevenson, L M Thoms.

Field Surveyors: P Corser, S P Halliday, R J C Mowat

RCAHMS 1978 (see also DES 1977, 53; 1978, 37; Proudfoot 1983)

The records of archaeological sites included in the RCAHMS list for Nairn, published in 1978, were revised in January and February 2022. This task included updates to their location, classification and period, the creation of digital site-area polygons and the arrangement of site descriptions under a project heading. Revision was undertaken by Darroch Bratt and George Geddes, HES.

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