Glen Tromie - Traces of the History of a Shooting Estate

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A detailed landscape survey was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group producing some great finds. Seventy-nine archaeological sites were recorded finding 170 individual structures relating to post-medieval settlement, cultivation and animal husbandry. During the 17th century, Glen Tromie contained numerous “summer towns”, an old term for shielings. These “summer towns” were used for cultivation and not for holding livestock. The data gathered shows the transition of the land from settled farmsteads to large scale sheep farming to its current use as a shooting estate.