During groundworks for the construction of The Cairn Distillery at Craggan, near Grantown-on-Spey, archaeological work was carried out by AOC Archaeology which uncovered evidence of multiple phases of activity on site, including funerary, settlement, grain processing and metal working activity.
The archaeological excavation and post-excavation works were kindly funded by Gordon and MacPhail.
L-shaped pit alignment with a radiocarbon date from the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition
Late Neolithic cremation burial
Structure D – Late Iron Age
Structure A – Late Iron Age
Structure B (and grain drying feature) – Early Medieval
Structure E (and metalworking feature) – Mid Iron Age
Structure F – Mid Iron Age
Structure C (and querns) – Late Iron Age
Structure H – possible Early Medieval four-post structure