Why?

Quite simply it needed to be done. Both the Highland Council and Dingwall History Society were looking to establish the status of the site in order that the necessary safeguards could be put in place to ensure protection of thing complex.  The historical significance of the site was not in question.  However physical evidence was needed to sit alongside the historic research carried out by David and Sandra MacDonald. An operational model for its long term sustainable future was also to be determined.