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From Scotland to Tanzania

Tropical temperatures, mangroves and coral reefs: at first glance, it might be hard to see similarities between the shores of Scotland and the Indian Ocean coastline. However, our recent trip … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

From stones to bones: studying Scottish coastal change with SCAPE and Dynamic Coast

Eroding coastal heritage sites documented by volunteers through SCHARP are valuable because they are based on field observations so are true records of what is actually happening at the coast. … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mesolithic oaks to Mulberry Harbours – 8,000 years of history along the Solway Firth

One of the joys of coastal archaeology is that it encompasses sites of all types and periods. A recent recording visit to three stretches of the Solway coast with the … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Revealing the post-medieval landscape of Higgins Neuk

“What you think you will find is not what you find. That ought to be an axiom in archaeology.” (Ben Okri, FT Magazine October 19, 2018) After decades of research had … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Picts and the Wemyss Caves

The nation of the Picts, the Roman-named ‘painted ones’, or possibly the Latin form of a forgotten native name, emerged from the tribal societies of late Iron Age Scotland through … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay…”

“Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay! Alas! I am very sorry to say That ninety lives have been taken away On the last Sabbath day of 1879, Which will … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Exploring the Clyde with Britain at Low Tide

This week, Channel 4’s Britain at Low Tide comes to Scotland to explore the archaeology of the Clyde…here we give you a bit more about one of the stories that … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment