Excavations to the west of Gogar Mains, Edinburgh
Contributors: Torben Bjarke Ballin, Beverley Ballin Smith and Susan Ramsay
Summary: This report records the results of the excavation of a multi-period site that was discovered within the construction corridor of the Edinburgh tram line. The site is located to the west of Gogar Mains (NGR: NT 1577 7276) and to the east of the Park and Ride car park by Edinburgh Airport. It was discovered during an archaeological evaluation in 2006 along the proposed tram route. Following this, an open area excavation uncovered a range of features and structures that date from the Neolithic and Bronze Age through to the Late Iron Age and early medieval period. These features include a palisaded enclosure, two possible corn-drying kilns and a dense concentration of post-holes and pits. During the course of the tram construction programme a military pillbox next to the airport was recorded in advance of demolition (see Appendix).
Keywords: pit, corn drying kiln, post hole, palisaded enclosure
Periods: Bronze Age, early medieval, Neolithic, Iron Age
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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