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Blair Atholl, Black Island, Logging Camp

Military Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Blair Atholl, Black Island, Logging Camp

Classification Military Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) River Garry

Canmore ID 167749

Site Number NN86NE 63

NGR NN 8545 6550

NGR Description Centred NN 8545 6550

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Blair Atholl
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN86NE 63 centred 8545 6550

A small wooden hutted military camp was situated on the haugh on the River Garry in area annotated as Black Island on the current OS 1:10000 scale map (1989). It is visible on an oblique aerial photograph taken by the RAF during World War II (RAF A309, 2622, flown May 1941). The camp consisted on several wooden huts and tents and may possibly be a wartime logging camp for Canadian forestry workers.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) September 2000


Field Visit (3 August 2020)

NN 85447 65499 A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were conducted, 3 August 2020, on an area of mature woodland to the W of Blair Atholl, which contained the site of a Second World War logging camp used by the Canadian Forestry Corps (Canmore ID: 167749). Several standing structures were recorded, in various states of preservation, comprising work stations, accommodation and camp facilities. Where necessary, archaeological features were marked off to reduce the risk of damage during imminent felling operations. The wood also contained metalled tracks created during the use of the camp.

Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: Atholl Estates

C Fyles − Alder Archaeology Ltd

(Source: DES Volume 21)


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