Findhorn Bay fishing boat graveyard

Findhorn Bay fishing boat graveyard

Survey and historical research Local residents Michael Sharpe and Tim Negus first brought this unrecorded site to our attention. Working with Findhorn Village Heritage and the Nautical Archaeology Society, we had a fabulous weekend in July 2015 with 20 volunteers...
Meur Burnt Mound, Sanday

Meur Burnt Mound, Sanday

Community excavation and reconstruction The burnt mound at Meur, on Sanday, Orkney, was first noticed after a severe storm in 2005 exposed a stone cist-like box. It was first thought it was a burial so a team of archaeologists was sent in to investigate.  The...
Loch Paible dig, North Uist

Loch Paible dig, North Uist

Community evaluation   For some years local residents have been finding and reporting worked bone, pottery and wooden objects eroding out of a peat layer at the mouth of Loch Paible. These stray finds were associated with the possible remains of stone buildings...
Pettycur’s 17th century storm-wrecked harbour revealed

Pettycur’s 17th century storm-wrecked harbour revealed

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 periodically emerge from the...
Loch Paible Final Week

Loch Paible Final Week

Our third and final week Throughout week 3, the moon was getting bigger – which meant that as each day passed, the sea started to creep up on our trenches. At the beginning of the week, the high tide reached the lowest of our trenches; but by the end of the...

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