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...
Revealing the post-medieval landscape of Higgins Neuk

Revealing the post-medieval landscape of Higgins Neuk

“What you think you will find is not what you find. That ought to be an axiom in archaeology.” (Ben Okri, FT Magazine October 19, 2018) After decades of research had pinpointed Higgins Neuk as the likely location of a royal dockyard built by James 4th , hard evidence...
Uncovering the hidden heritage of Higgins Neuk

Uncovering the hidden heritage of Higgins Neuk

Last month saw us return to Higgins Neuk for our third season of investigation. Building on 30 years of historical research by John Reid, we were on the hunt for Scotland’s 16th century royal dockyards. John has made a convincing case that the second of the two...
A medieval Royal dockyard at the Clackmannanshire Bridge?

A medieval Royal dockyard at the Clackmannanshire Bridge?

If you crossed the Clackmannanshire Bridge one weekend in early October, you might have seen clusters of people, conspicuous against the green and brown of the salt marsh in yellow, hi-visibility vests. Guided by experts from the Universities of Stirling, Oxford and...

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