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Ardvourlie Woodland Panels

Multiple interpretation panels were installed in Ardvourlie Woodland by NHT staff on Wednesday (1st March 2023). The information boards highlight visible archaeological remains that are present throughout the woodland area.

The discovery of these archaeological remains was due to a walkover survey that North Harris Trust commissioned in Glen Vigadale. The walkover survey was performed in advance of the development of a shared use and mountain bike tracks project in the area. National legislation and local authority planning policies encourage that any cultural heritage assets should be identified and protected in advance of development where possible. The survey identified and recorded fourteen features including seven structures; shielings, two possible dairy safes, a dike, a dam, two rock shelters and a probable marked stone. Due to this discovery, the proposed cycle track will have two adjustments to avoid disturbance to these precious assets.

The interpretation panels are now placed around the Ardvourlie Woodland to inform the public of these historical structures.

The panels were partly funded by the Net Zero Tourism Fund administered by Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

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