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Barhill Wood, Kirkcudbright

Delighted to have the opportunity to investigate the heritage of Barhill Wood, Kirkcudbright, as part of the Can You Dig It archaeology programme being run by Rathmell Archaeology for the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership (GGLP). A prior walkover assessment helped … Continue reading

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SESOD: South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology Project

The South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology (SESOD) project aims to build the first long oak reference chronology for SE Scotland which represents a large geographic gap in native oak tree-ring coverage. This is part of a larger issue, that native … Continue reading

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Mingary Castle

This remarkable castle in west Ardnamurchan is one of my current projects, working alongside Tom Addyman and his team at Addyman Archaeology. Local resident and archaeology enthusiast Jon Haylett is blogging about the castle and the wider archaeology and conservation … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings

We have a long tradition in Britain of bringing in native tree greenery at Christmas, most surely connected to ancient mid-winter celebrations.  The photo shows the fresh wreath I made at a workshop this week, and uses native yew, ivy … Continue reading

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Heritage Skills Initiative lecture

It was really good to meet staff and participants in the Heritage Skills Initiative when I gave a lecture on Dendrochronology for them in Newcastle last night (7th Dec). A really diverse range of people are involved in this excellent … Continue reading

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Workshop at Drum Castle

The dendrochronology workshop I ran for the National Trust for Scotland this week was held at Drum Castle; with its intact early 17th C roofs of local oak and the beautiful 18thC oak trees in the Old Wood of Drum, … Continue reading

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