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...
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...
From Scotland to Tanzania

From Scotland to Tanzania

Tropical temperatures, mangroves and coral reefs: at first glance, it might be hard to see similarities between the shores of Scotland and the Indian Ocean coastline. However, our recent trip to the island of Kilwa Kisiwani, on Tanzania’s southeast coast with a team...
The next generation of Eyemouth explorers

The next generation of Eyemouth explorers

The fort at Eyemouth changed the course of history, and not just that of Scotland, it played a significant role in the relationships between Scotland, England and France. Beginning life as an English fortification, it may have been the first Trace Italienne fort in...

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