The curious Fauna, Kirkcudbright Bay

The curious Fauna, Kirkcudbright Bay

Why on earth would you cut hundreds of small circular holes into the hull of your boat? Only to painstakingly plug them all again? That was a question we pondered in 2015 when we first visited Gibbhill in Kirkcudbright Bay and saw this old wooden trawler resting on...
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...
Newshot Island boat graveyard, Erskine

Newshot Island boat graveyard, Erskine

Survey and historical research Covered by every tide and largely hidden from view, on one of the busiest waterways in Scotland, lie the remains of a group of extraordinary vessels. Joining forces with the Nautical Archaeology Society and volunteers from the local area...
“Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay…”

“Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay…”

“Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay! Alas! I am very sorry to say That ninety lives have been taken away On the last Sabbath day of 1879, Which will be remember’d for a very long time…” The appalling verse of William Topaz McGonagall might wreak havoc on...
The Last of the Embo Zulus

The Last of the Embo Zulus

It started with a flood of ShoreUPDATE records submitted by the North of Scotland Archaeology Society (NoSAS). At the end of a bitterly cold ShoreUPDATE survey last February, NoSAS members walking across the muddy sands of Loch Fleet at low tide stumbled upon timbers...

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