£20,000 worth of Lottery
funding for the project sponsored by Lochbroom Field Club has enabled
investigation of prehistoric roundhouse occupation. Together with a further
£1700 from Highland Council, this money is funding targeted excavations by
volunteers from local communities in Achiltibuie, Lochbroom and Gairloch.
The first site was excavated in March 2012. The project is now completed.
Charcoal and pottery has been found and analysed to establish occupation dates.
Soil samples have been collected and tested to give information about land use.
School children as well as adult volunteers were trained in many
archaeological skills, for example TROWELLING, SURVEYING, SOIL
SAMPLING, and DRAWING. They had opportunities to explore the
All results have been posted on this website.
The Final Report is now printed and available from
firstname.lastname@example.org, or from
Please explore the site for details on each dig
and look at our results page and events for follow ups. Also remember we are now
FaceBook and will try to keep you updated there.
Many thanks to all the volunteers, members and
school children who helped on the digs and to all those who to continue
supporting this project.