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...
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...
Channerwick Broch, Shetland

Channerwick Broch, Shetland

Section cleaning, recording and sampling In winter of 2013/14 fierce storms exposed masses of archaeological deposits in the coast edge at Channerwick, Bay, on the South Mainland of Shetland. In summer 2015 Archaeology Shetland cleaned and recorded the massive...
Meur Burnt Mound, Sanday

Meur Burnt Mound, Sanday

Community excavation and reconstruction The burnt mound at Meur, on Sanday, Orkney, was first noticed after a severe storm in 2005 exposed a stone cist-like box. It was first thought it was a burial so a team of archaeologists was sent in to investigate.  The...
Revealing the post-medieval landscape of Higgins Neuk

Revealing the post-medieval landscape of Higgins Neuk

“What you think you will find is not what you find. That ought to be an axiom in archaeology.” (Ben Okri, FT Magazine October 19, 2018) After decades of research had pinpointed Higgins Neuk as the likely location of a royal dockyard built by James 4th , hard evidence...

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