Baile Sear, North Uist

Baile Sear, North Uist

Excavation A hurricane-force storm hit the Western Isles in 2005, and did severe damage to the sandy machair landscape of the exposed west coast. The island of Baile Sear, just off North Uist was particularly hard-hit. Stone structures exposed in the eroding coast...
Loch Paible dig, North Uist

Loch Paible dig, North Uist

Community evaluation   For some years local residents have been finding and reporting worked bone, pottery and wooden objects eroding out of a peat layer at the mouth of Loch Paible. These stray finds were associated with the possible remains of stone buildings...
Submerged forests and fishing heritage in the Western Isles

Submerged forests and fishing heritage in the Western Isles

In May, we were happily again in the Western Isles discovering new places with new friends and revisiting familiar sites with old ones. We were lucky to spend time on Barra with Calum McNeil, local genealogist, retired fisherman, boat builder and font of knowledge...
Deagh àrceolas, deagh chuideachd, is deagh aimsir ann An Leòdhas

Deagh àrceolas, deagh chuideachd, is deagh aimsir ann An Leòdhas

“Chan ann tric a tha e mar seo” thubhairt Anndra fhads a bha e a’ stiùireadh a’ bhàta tro uisgeachan àlainn Caolas Phabaigh, air latha breatha samhraidh.  Bha sinn air ar slighe a’ Phabaigh Mhòr air taobh siar Leòdhais, le buidheann de luchd-obrach saor-thoileach...
Great archaeology, great weather and great company in Lewis

Great archaeology, great weather and great company in Lewis

“It’s NEVER like this” said Andrew leaning forward from the tiller of his boat in shimmering heat on the flat-calm, turquoise sea of the Caolas Phabaigh (Straits of Pabay). We are on our way to the island of Pabaigh Mor on the west coast of Lewis with new volunteers...

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