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Lochailort, Special Training Centre; Army Camp

Military Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Lochailort, Special Training Centre; Army Camp

Classification Military Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hms Lochailort

Canmore ID 180971

Site Number NM78SE 15

NGR NM 7676 8194

NGR Description Centred on NM 7676 8194

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Arisaig And Moidart
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NM78SE 15 7676 8194

For Inverailort House see NM78SE 6

Part of the Lochailort Military Special Traning Centre is situated to the NE of Inverailort House (NM78SE 6). The 'Big House' was requisitioned in 1940 for special operations training. In the grounds to the NE a hutted camp was erected, consisting of mainly Nissen huts and other types.

The camp is visible on vertical air photographs taken in 1946 (CPE/UK/Scot 178, frames 4367-4369, flown 7 October 1946), of at least 40 Nissen huts, four larger buildings and several smaller huts. The huts are tightly grouped in the field to the NE of Inverailort House.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2008; S Allan 2007

Activities

Desk Based Assessment (February 2011 - January 2012)

Archaeological desk-based assessment and oral reminiscence, and metal detecting survey conducted by CFA Archaeology Ltd.

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd. are developing land to the east of the Inn at Lochailort (NM 767 817). The area was previously used as a military training camp during World War II. A metal detector survey took place in March 2011. The largest single group of objects recovered were empty bullet castings of 20th century date. A desk-based assessment and oral reminiscence were also carried out.

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