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Aird An Runair (12841)

Current Priority
2
East
69713
North
871004
Site Type
Midden
Period

Midden type deposits about 30m long and 1m deep located c 0.5m below the surface. Burnt stone, charcoal, limpet and whelk shells, stone walling(?) eroding out of dune face. Part of extensive midden deposits eroding out of east side of Aird an Runair headland

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
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Other records:

NMRS
9762
SMR
Unknown

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23rd September, 2014 by DavidNewman
Survey Information
User:
DavidNewman
Date:
Sept. 23, 2014
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
<10m
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion; has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
none
Description:

Midden type deposits about 30m long and 1m deep located c 0.5m below the surface. Burnt stone, charcoal, limpet and whelk shells, stone walling(?) eroding out of dune face.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
clearly visible in section
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible on foot (no footpath)
The site is:
is not locally known
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

Part of extensive midden deposits eroding out of the Aird an Runair headland south of An Caisteil. Previously noted midden exposures very nearby are now not visible because of stabilisation of that part of the coast edge, so it seems that different sections of the midden are exposed at different times.

Recommendations:

Annual monitoring