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Aird An Runair (12841)
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- Site Type
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:
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23rd September, 2014 by DavidNewman
- Sept. 23, 2014
- Tidal state:
- Site located?:
- Proximity to coast edge:
- Coastally eroding?:
- active sea erosion; has eroded in the past
- Is there a coastal defence?:
- Other threats?:
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.
- 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
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.