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Balmacara Estate Archaeology Survey Phase II

Phase 2 of the archaeological survey of the National Trust for Scotland's Balmacara Estate. Phase 2 of the survey was restricted to those parts of the Estate which lie to the east of NG 78 outlined in red on Plan 1. During the survey, 48 previously unrecorded sites were located, including hut circles, standing stones, boulder alignments and cell structures.

1.1 The survey was carried out between May 30th and June 21st in very mixed weather conditions. Survey was completed before bracken growth obscured the visible remains.

1.2 A written record of each site was kept on Dualchas site recording sheets. The more visible sites were photographed and where it was thought appropriate, sketch surveys were made. Two of the sites, nos 43 and 44 were surveyed with a plane table at a scale of 1:500.