The Hidden History of Higgins Neuk

The Hidden History of Higgins Neuk

Excavation, survey, historical research Research by local historian John Reid first highlighted the archaeological and historical interest of Higgins Neuk on the south bank of the Forth. Placename evidence, documents and old maps pointed to this being the location of...
Wemyss Caves Archaeology

Wemyss Caves Archaeology

Community excavation In July 2019, together with SWACS and joined by the University of Aberdeen’s Northern Picts Project and EAFS geophysics, we investigated three of the Wemyss Caves and the promontory next to MacDuff’s Castle. The aim of these new...
UKCAP Coasts from Above

UKCAP Coasts from Above

Aerial photography We are incredibly fortunate to have on board the UK Civil Air Patrol Lowland and Highland Units here in Scotland who have been flying stretches of coastline and individual sites for us. The UKCAP volunteers have been taking aerial photographs of...
Pettycur’s Old Harbour

Pettycur’s Old Harbour

Survey and historical research In October 2015, shifting sand at Pettycur beach near Kinghorn in Fife revealed the outlines of a stone structure on the beach. The site is well-known locally. A cannon was discovered here in the 1990s, and small parts of the structure...
Sna Broch, Shetland

Sna Broch, Shetland

Section cleaning, recording and sampling Sna Broch is a Scheduled Monument on the Shetland island of Fetlar. Historic and ongoing coastal erosion has destroyed much of the monument, including the broch tower, but has also revealed fabulous sections across the...

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