13/06/2017
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Archaeology dig at Bowhill House - 24 and 25 June 2017

92d29697-44b8-40a1-a0e7-0a48689bb40c

Four archaeology sessions will be taking place at Bowhill House in Selkirk this month, to explore the hidden secrets of the Bowhill Estate. If you're interested in Scottish archaeology, sign up for our e-newsletter to get Scottish history and archaeology news and features.

The site of a pre-Roman fort lies close to the courtyard at Bowhill, so a number of 1m-square test-pits will be created to investigate the site, and those with an interest in archaeology can come along and take part in the archaeological digs.

Matt Thompson, House Duty Manager (pictured), has previous experience leading digs of this type and organised the special workshops. He said: “We want to use the weekend to better understand Bowhill’s ancient past, while giving people the chance to get hands-on archaeology experience.

“In particular, we want to get an insight into the nature of the occupation and use of this pre-Roman site, and to see if there is any evidence of continuity into later periods.

“After the excavation, all finds will be analysed, and participants will be invited to a presentation on the results.”

How to get involved

Beginners archaeology sessions will take place on 24 and 25 June, lasting for three hours (suitable for age fourteen and over) - all materials and instruction will be provided. Children can take an archaeology trail, with a chance to do some digging of their own, and there will also be a walking trail taking in the excavation and some of the older and less visited parts of the Estate. 

Landscape walks take place on 25 June at 12 noon and 2pm, cost £3.50 per person. The archaeology workshops take place on 24 and 25 June, 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, visit Bowhill's website.

Back to "Events & Exhibitions" Category

13/06/2017 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

The Battle of Verneuil was fought - On this day in history

The Battle of Verneuil was fought on 17 August 1424.


Carolina Nairne was born - On this day in history

Lady Carolina Nairne was born on 16 August 1766.


Sir Walter Scott was born - On this day in history

Scottish author, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771. Find out more on our pages ...


Ocean Liners: Speed and Style - new exhibition at the V&A Dundee

The 'golden age' of ocean travel will be reimagined at a new exhibition, which will explore the design and ...


Other Articles

The story of the Hamilton Tolbooth - 1642 to 1954

The town of Hamilton in South Lanarkshire had a beautiful, landmark tollbooth, which over the years served as ...


King Robert III was born - On this day in history

King Robert III of Scotland was born on 14 August 1337.


Fugitive slave featured in Edinburgh Fringe musical discovered to have visited Scotland with his own show

The cast of a new Edinburgh Fringe musical have discovered that the fugitive African American slave whose ...


Sir William Craigie was born - On this day in history

Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie was born on 13 August 1867.