High Mingarry survey, which took place from February to August 2008,
followed the training of group members in surveying techniques by
the team of Scotland's Rural Past (SRP), part of The Royal Commission
on the Ancient and Historical Monuments in Scotland (RCAHMS) in
Edinburgh. The training course took place in challenging weather
conditions at the deserted settlement of High Mingarry and was attended
not only by members of the Moidart History Group but by people from
other Highland groups.
In all, the High Mingarry survey found and surveyed eighty-four
features - houses, outbuildings, dykes, shelters, enclosures and
the like. Additionally, we researched census, rental, marriage and
estate records to produce a historic background to the settlement.
results of the survey have been submitted to RCAHMS via the website
where a summary can be seen under 'Projects'. Detailed results will
appear on the RCAHMS 'CANMORE' website at http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/
A printed copy of the survey was produced by Sandra Evans for the
Group's archives, but the submission to SRP consisted of five .pdf
documents, all of which are available on this website by clicking
on the links below. The .pdf sizes are shown because they may be
very slow to load on a dial-up line.