Loch Paible Final Week

Loch Paible Final Week

Our third and final week Throughout week 3, the moon was getting bigger – which meant that as each day passed, the sea started to creep up on our trenches. At the beginning of the week, the high tide reached the lowest of our trenches; but by the end of the...
Loch Paible Week 2

Loch Paible Week 2

Digging on a beach certainly isn’t easy! Last week, we battled spring tides, which filled our excavation trenches with water twice a day. However, the pattern of tides changes quickly over a month – and in the second week the reach of the tide was 2 metres lower...
Wind, waves and eroding heritage on the Western Isles

Wind, waves and eroding heritage on the Western Isles

The SCHARP team are all out and about on the Western Isles at the moment; Tom, Natalia and a small team of archaeologists are in North Uist, excavating an eroding peat shelf at Loch Paible with local volunteers from Access Archaeology, while Jo and Ellie are in Lewis,...

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