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What's going on with Scotland's eroding coastal heritage

The Newshot Ship Graveyard Part 2: A very special vessel

Amongst the mud punts and the schooners at Newshot Island was one very unusual looking boat. Made of metal, the vessel, when seen from above, had a distinctive chamber at … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Newshot Ship Graveyard Part 1: The Mystery of the Burned Schooners

While looking at Google Earth, a sharp-eyed SCHARP volunteer spotted numerous wrecks on the foreshore of the Clyde near the Erskine Bridge. A search on Canmore, the national online database … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adventures in Lewis and the Uists

Summer fades quickly in northern Scotland, and we were so pleased to fit in a week in the Western Isles before the nights draw in and the wind starts to … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Incredible archaeology in Shetland

Nowhere more than in Shetland, have we seen the power of the last two winters of storms to reveal new coastal archaeology. The relentless easterly gales of 2013 and 2014 … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Premier league archaeology on Sanday, preparations to move a burnt mound, and more…

Exactly a year to the day from our first visit to Orkney, we are happily back on Sanday preparing for the excavation and relocation of Meur burnt mound in July. … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The next generation of Eyemouth explorers

We always enjoy our trips to Eyemouth, and our most recent visit at the start of March was no exception. Our first stop was at the Primary School, where we … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Last of the Embo Zulus

It started with a flood of ShoreUPDATE records submitted by the North of Scotland Archaeology Society (NoSAS). At the end of a bitterly cold ShoreUPDATE survey last February, NoSAS members … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 1 Comment
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