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...
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...
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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