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...
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...
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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