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...
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...
RAF Wig Bay Flying Boat Base

RAF Wig Bay Flying Boat Base

Condition survey, photography, interpretation RAF Wig Bay on the sheltered shores of Loch Ryan was developed as a specialist Flying Boat Base in World War 2 where these enormous machines were maintained by a specialist workforce. During the 1950’s the base...
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...
Exploring the Clyde with Britain at Low Tide

Exploring the Clyde with Britain at Low Tide

This week, Channel 4’s Britain at Low Tide comes to Scotland to explore the archaeology of the Clyde…here we give you a bit more about one of the stories that will feature. Glaswegians in the 18th century had a problem – its trading ships landed at Port Glasgow,...

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