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...
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...
Preparations to move a burnt mound on Sanday and more…

Preparations to move a burnt mound on Sanday and more…

Exactly a year to the day from our first visit to Orkney, we are happily back on Sanday preparing for the excavation and relocation of Meur burnt mound in July. The 3000 year old structure is being moved from its current perilous location in the intertidal zone to the...
Wrapping up at Cromarty

Wrapping up at Cromarty

It was with a heavy heart that we packed up the site at Cromarty this weekend; we’ve had two weeks of great archaeology and great company in a beautiful setting, so the SCHARP team were sorry to be leaving. The work on site has revealed some interesting archaeological...
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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