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Fort Augustus, Military Road

Military Road (18th Century)

Site Name Fort Augustus, Military Road

Classification Military Road (18th Century)

Canmore ID 295993

Site Number NH30NE 84

NGR NH 35180 09974

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Boleskine And Abertarff
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Watching Brief

NH 35180 09974 to NH 34376 10115 A watching brief was maintained during the removal of vegetation and other materials overlying a 1km stretch of the 18th-century Kiliwhimen to Glenelg military road and of the excavation of a narrow tract alongside it in advance of refurbishment. Faint traces of the road's original

gravel surface survived, although along most of its length erosion had removed this deposit and in places damaged the underlying metalling. The intended standard 16 feet (5m) was not attained in many places because of various topographical features, whereas the typical arrangement of large boulders overlain by smaller stones and gravel appears to have been maintained throughout this stretch.

Archive deposited with RCAHMS.

Funder: Scottish and Southern Energy.


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