‘Enigmatic’ Braighe archaeological site

The exciting archaeological discovery in the quarry site at the Braighe area in Point was presented by Ross Cameron of Archas Cultural Heritage Ltd last Monday at the Stornoway Historical Society’s lecture. Ross Cameron was the archaeologist on site, whilst pipe trenches were excavated for the new mains water supply for Point in August 2014.

The Bráighe is an archaeologically rich area, ranging from Prehistoric middens to the famous Early Celtic Church site Eaglais na h-Aoidh.

The new site described by experts as ‘enigmatic’ was originally indicated by a quern stone in the pipe trench. Further exploration also revealed a large hammer stone, rubbing stone and Quartz tools amongst other finds.

Artefacts from the exploration area cleared at the time, are still being analysed, but currently indicate habitation in the late Bronze Age.