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Banquo’s Walk

Torcastle: Medieval Highland castle once again accessible Banquo’s Walk, a wide, tree-lined avenue with parallel banks, has long been believed to have been formed as a ceremonial route associated with folklore attached to the nearby ruins of Tor-castle. However, the 8m wide route, which ended abruptly at both ends, was located in line with no known sites or features. Combined with its extreme width and low-lying surface, the assumption of it’s construction as a road was brought into question. The route of Banquo’s Walk has evoked much legend and intrigue over time in association with the castle at Torcastle and

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Achnacarry

Achnacarry: Commando Basic Training Centre – 70 Years On. An archaeological evaluation and survey was undertaken on 8th and 9th May 2014 at the site of the former Commando Basic Training Camp (CBTC) located on the grounds of Achnacarry Castle, Achnacarry, Spean Bridge (Figure 1). The work was requested by Lochaber Archaeological Society as part of its project to highlight the pivotal role that Achnacarry Estate and other parts of Lochaber played in the wartime training of 25,000 elite troops. The purpose of the archaeological evaluation was to assess one of a pair of shooting butts located next to the

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Glen Turret

Glen Turret Lochaber Archaeological Survey. Glen Turret is located at the northeast end of Glen Roy, a well-known landscape for the geomorphological conditions, the ‘parallel roads’ caused by glaciation. Glen Turret runs along the River Turret (Figure 1) northwest from Brae Roy Lodge, near the northeast end of Glen Roy. The glen is primarily characterised by a wide U-shaped valley surrounded by rounded hills to northeast, southwest and northwest. There is improved ground along the river terraces, most extensive on the east side of the river. In the Old Statistical Account (1791-99), Rev Thomas Ross described the parish of Kilmonivaig.

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Torcastle

Torcastle: Medieval Highland castle once again accessible The castle at Torcastle near Banavie is set on a prominent knoll overlooking the River Lochy. The ruins of this medieval Highland castle are once again accessible and attractive thanks to the members of Lochaber Archaeological Society. Until recently it had been hidden within an overgrown jungle and following approval from Historic Environment Scotland, Lochaber Archaeological Society undertook the necessary work to safeguard and make visible what remains of the medieval tower house Originally the property of the Clan Chattan, the castle came into the possession of the MacIntoshes in the late 13th

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Lochaber Archaeology Society is always looking for more members to get involved in what we do at all levels of ability.

Drop us an email now for more information and to hear more about our latest projects, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

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Latest News

Torcastle Lime Kiln
An ongoing project to fully explore this lime kiln at Torcastle – 
Photographs here.

Culloden House Survey
Download the AOC report of Geophysical Survey & Metal-Detector Survey at Culloden House Inverness.
Culloden House Survey

Banquo’s Walk

Torcastle: Medieval Highland castle once again accessible Banquo’s Walk, a wide, tree-lined avenue with parallel banks, has long been believed to have been formed as

....Read More »

Achnacarry

Achnacarry: Commando Basic Training Centre – 70 Years On. An archaeological evaluation and survey was undertaken on 8th and 9th May 2014 at the site

....Read More »

Glen Turret

Glen Turret Lochaber Archaeological Survey. Glen Turret is located at the northeast end of Glen Roy, a well-known landscape for the geomorphological conditions, the ‘parallel

....Read More »

Torcastle

Torcastle: Medieval Highland castle once again accessible The castle at Torcastle near Banavie is set on a prominent knoll overlooking the River Lochy. The ruins

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