Fort Augustus to Fort William with Glengarry
Community Timeline

In 2011 an ARCH class researched the heritage along the Great Glen between Fort Augustus and Fort William, and along Glengarry. The area has been lived in for thousands of years. Some of the evidence of the past is still there to be seen today, but much has been altered or has been destroyed. Further information about these and many other interesting remains of our heritage can be found in binders at Glengarry Heritage Centre and Fort William Library, or by consulting Highland Council’s Historic Environment Record at

The group researched the following topics:

* 1.1 Carved Stone Ball from Loch Lochy (Neolithic)
* 1.2 Stone axehead from Glengarry (Neolithic)
1.3 Neolithic arrowhead
* 2.1 Bronze Age metalwork, especially the hoard from Dail Na Caraidh (Bronze Age)
* 2.2 Ardochy Food Vessle (Bronze Age)
* 2.3. Barbed and Tanged Arrowheads (Bronze Age)
* 2.4 Gold Armrings from Kilmallie (Bronze Age)
* 3.1. Torr Dhuin Vitrified Hillfort (Iron Age)
* 3.2 Crannogs (Iron Age)
* 3.3 Strike-a-light from Glengarry (Iron Age)
* 4.1 Inverlochy Castle (Medieval)
* 4.2 Early churches in the parish (Medieval onwards)
* 5.1 Timothy Pont’s sketch map of the area (1580s & 1590s)
* 5.2 Drynachan (17th century onwards)
* 5.3 Invergarry Castle (17th century-1746)
* 5.4 Invergarry Blast Furnace (1729-1736)
* 5.5 Wade’s Road (18th century)
* 5.6 South Laggan Signal Tower (18th century?)
* 5.7 Daingean township and cleared settlements (post medieval)
* 5.8 Caledonian Canal (1822 onwards)
* 5.9 South Laggan Church (19th century)
* 5.10 Invergarry House Icehouse
* 5.11 Invergarry Village
5.12 Invergarry House
* 6.1 Railway (1903-1933)
* 6.2 Invergarry ROC bunker (20th century)
* 6.3 Hydro (20th century)
7.1. Misc. General and other information

All numbers which have an asterix (*) were featured on the display.

Fort Augustus to Fort William with Glengarry Community Timeline was researched and prepared by:
Beryl Booth, Karen Campbell, Lynne Davidson, Stuart Davidson, Joan Fleming, Caroline Francis, Frances Jamieson, Grace MacCallum, May Macintyre, Stroma Riungu led by Susan Kruse from ARCH. Thanks also to Hector Rogers.

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