15 August 2012
Scottish Archaeology Month events for the Clackmannanshire region. ...
Scottish Archaeology Month events for the Clackmannanshire region.
Scottish Archaeology Month events for the Clackmannanshire region, September 2012.
Dig Dollar Glen Display, 15 to 23 September, Dollar Museum, Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High Street, Dollar FK14 7AY; tel: 0844 493 2421
For the duration of Dig Dollar Glen there will be an exhibition in Dollar Museum, where you can find out more about the archaeology of the glen and the progress of the dig. There will be daily updates, photographs and a dig blog as well as a chance to see any finds and activities for children. You will also be able to find out more about the work of the Ochils Landscape Partnership and the National Trust for Scotland.
Dig Dollar Glen Open Day, 22 September; Dollar Glen, FK14 7PP; 10am to 3pm; tel: 0844 493 2421
The National Trust for Scotland and the Ochils Landscape Partnership welcomes you to an Open Day at Dollar Glen! We are investigating a possible hut circle and undertaking a survey of the turf banks that cross the hillside. There will be a chance to find out about our discoveries and try your hand at excavation and surveying. Archaeologists will be on hand to answer your questions and there will be an exhibition.
Dig Dollar Glen - Volunteers - 15 to 18 and 20 to 23 September; 9.30am to 3.30pm; Dollar Glen, FK14 7PP (meeting place to be advised on booking)
Join the NTS and the Ochils Landscape Partnership for a chance to take part in an excavation in Dollar Glen overlooking Castle Campbell. We will be investigating a possible hut circle and undertaking a survey of the turf banks that cross the hillside. There will be a chance to have a go at excavation, drawing, photography and plane table and electronic survey. Volunteers are welcome for some or all of the week (day off Wednesday). Please bring waterproofs, gloves, boots and a packed lunch. For more information and to book a place please send an e-mail.
Exploring Archaeological Landscapes, 23 September, 11.30am; Alloa Tower, FK10 1PP; tel: 01259 216913
The medieval towers of Alloa and Sauchie and their later successors did not always stand in splendid isolation: they were surrounded by designed landscapes and estates which included walled gardens, lodges, stables and other necessary buildings. This walk will explore the environs of each tower to consider how they evolved and to see what evidence has survived for the rest of their lands.
Participants should wear sensible footwear and bring warm, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch with them.
For the full Scottish Archaeology Month programme, visit the Scottish Archaeology Month website.
For all the latest Scottish archaeology events and Scottish archaeology news, see each issue of History Scotland.
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