Friday 10th September

Excavation blog by Fiona ChildWe spent our final day on site finishing up some section drawings and then back-filling the trenches. The last week and a half of excavating has been an amazing learning experience for all of us, even if we didn’t find as…

Wednesday 8th September

Survey blog by Cameron Hamilton Today we started our morning doing some more geophysics as we used a magnetometry cart to survey the 20th century practice trenches that are located in the grassy area next to Dunsapie loch. While most of the group did magnetometry,…

Monday 6th September

Excavation blog by Matt Reid The excavation team spent the first day of the last week continuing to dig out and cleaning the trenches. A lot of progress was made as we drew and took pictures of how much the trenches have changed. After documenting…

Tuesday 7th September

Excavation blog by Ita Ossowska Today was a day of unexpected developments. The day started quite auspiciously with a very nice, calm and warm weather. However (and quite fortunately), just before we were about to start our daily journey uphill to the site (which is…

Friday 3rd September

Excavation blog by Ross Morrison Our third day of excavation started in the same manner as yesterday, with cold and windy weather. We continued to trowel down to the next layers of the trench so we could see what was there, allow us to take…

Thursday 2nd September

Excavation by Annika Larson On our second day of excavation, we continued working on the small sections of the trench to expose more of the wall. Excavating around an area we think is related to Millennium celebration bonfire we uncovered nails and shards of glass,…

Wednesday 1st September

Excavation blog by Fiona Child Marking the halfway point of the project, we have officially swapped over our teams and have carried on the excavation efforts made by the first group. Working in small sections, each member of our team troweled away at the various…

Tuesday 31st August

Excavation blog by Callum Hamilton On our group’s final day of excavation, we began our day by continuing with our section drawings of the trench and filling out the respective context sheets to go along with them. In small groups we took turns drawing so…

Monday 30th August

Excavation blog by Ross Dempster This is our sixth day of excavations on the site, and it proved quite cold and windy compared to the glorious sunshine of last week. By this stage, much of the rampart has been exposed by trowelling and it is…

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