This page lists events organised by, or featuring Dendrochronicle. We can offer talks and workshops on dendrochronology and woodland heritage, guided walks and ancient woodworking demonstrations. If interested in hosting such an event, please contact

2021 Dendrochronicle Events

Dr Coralie Mills

12 October 2021 – CIfA Innovations Festival – online talk 10.30-12.00 – Dendrochronology in Scotland: applications and innovations in archaeology, buildings, landscape and climate studies – Dr Coralie Mills and Prof Rob Wilson (Uni of St Andrews).  More details and booking:

11 October 2021 – Highland Archaeology Festival online talk – ‘Rings in the North: Dendrochronological progress and potential in the Highlands’ – details and booking here

10th & 11th September 2021 Dendrochronology & Woodland History Tour of Barhill Wood, Kirkcudbright. Part of the Barhill Woodland Festival. Free. More information here:

Sunday 5th September 2021 – Cockenzie House, E Lothian. ‘Tree-rings, timbers and trade: find our what dendrochronology can tell us about the past’. Free walk and talk with Dr Coralie Mills, for details see Cockenzie House and Gardens Facebook page or their website.

TRACE online conference oral presentation, 16/17 June 2021 – ‘SESOD: The South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology project’ by Coralie Mills.

Online CPD Workshop 10th June 2021 ‘Dendrochronology in Scotland’s Historic Buildings’ being delivered by Coralie Mills and Anne Crone as part of the Timberwatch Scotland campaign – details & bookings here:

New talk by Coralie Mills added to the Dendrochronicle YouTube channel in March 2021: ‘Dendrochronology in Scotland’s archaeology, buildings and landscapes’. Available here:

5th-7th March 2021  Coralie presented a talk on ‘Dendrochronology in Scotland’s archaeology, buildings and landscapes’ at the Current Archaeology Live! 2021 online conference – more details here Current Archaeology Live! Conference

30th January 2021 Coralie gave a talk for the Arboricultural Association (Scotland branch) in their AGM event on ‘Dendrochronology in Scotland’s archaeology, buildings and landscapes’. Members and non-members were able to attend the talk part of the meeting which was widely advertised.

28th January 2021  For the Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, ‘Dendrochronology in Scotland’s archaeology, buildings and landscapes’.

2020 Dendrochronicle Events

Guiding NWDG visit to S Katrine  – Photo: Ruth Anderson

A number of talks were given in 2020, nearly all online.

2nd December 2020  Coralie gave a talk to PALASS (the Scottish palaeo-ecological and archaeological sciences network) on ‘SESOD and other tree-ring stories – Current work in dendrochronology in Scotland’.

10th September 2020  Coralie gave a talk to NOSAS titled ‘Tree-rings, timbers and woodland heritage in Northern Scotland’. A recording of this talk is available on the NOSAS YouTube channel at this link Coralie Mills: Tree-rings, timbers and woodland heritage in northern Scotland – YouTube

26th August 2020  Coralie gave a talk on ‘Barhill Wood, past, present and future’, alongside Rob Asbridge, for the ‘Can You Dig It’ Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership project. A recording of this talk is available  through their YouTube channel at this link Barrhill Wood – Past, Present & Future – YouTube

8th January 2020  Coralie gave a talk on Dendrochronology in Scotland to the Cramond Association History Section. Details in poster below.

C. Mills poster

2019 Dendrochronicle Events

12th Nov 2019  Coralie led a workshop for SGCIFA on ‘The practical application of dendrochronology in Scottish archaeology, buildings and landscapes.  It was held at Dalkeith nr Edinburgh. Details and booking info here:

31st Oct 2019: Coralie presented ‘From tree-rings to timber-trade: Dendrochronological evidence for woodland history in Scotland’ at the Scottish Local History Forum Conference. Programme & details here: slhf-2019-annual-conference

Guided woodland heritage walks at Barhill Wood, Kirkcudbright, 14th & 15th June, FREE.  Galloway Glens Can You Dig It event. See poster for details.


NWDG Workshop – An introduction to using historic maps in woodland studies – Tutors Peter Quelch & Coralie Mills – 5th April 2019 – Kinclaven Bluebell Wood, Perthshire. 

This workshop introduced the application of historic map resources in the investigation of wooded landscapes. Peter Quelch and Coralie Mills are specialists in the study of cultural wooded landscapes and have undertaken woodland heritage projects for a wide range of institutional and community clients, mostly in Scotland. Alongside other strands of evidence, historic maps can provide a valuable window to changes in the landscape over time. We explored their application in the Kinclaven Bluebell Woods, a wonderful Woodland Trust site in rural Perthshire.

2018 Dendrochronicle Events

A joint paper was presented by Coralie Mills (Dendrochronicle) and Stefan Sagrott (HES) at the Celebrating our Woodland Heritage conference at Bradford University on 15-17th Nov 2018. Our title was Cultural wooded landscapes, LIDAR and Legacy: Assessing significance in Scotland based on our recent Historic Woodland Assessment work on the landscapes around three in-care castles, Caerlaverock, Kilchurn and Doune. The authors are Judith Anderson, Coralie Mills, Peter Quelch and Stefan Sagrott.  More information on the conference here:

Coralie presented a paper at the Investigating Tree Archaeology conference at Sheffield Hallam University on 16/17 May 2018. The title was ‘From tree-rings to timber trade: dendrochronological evidence for woodland history in Scotland‘.  The conference abstracts are available on the following page:

2017 Dendrochronicle Events

Dendrochronological dating in the Highlands and the SCOT2K native pine project. This was the theme of Coralie’s presentation at the Highland Archaeology Festival Conference in Inverness on 14th October, as part of the archaeological dating panel. More information here:

Big tree-ring country? Dendrochronology and its potential in Perthshire. That was the title of Coralie’s talk at the NWDG Scottish Woodland History Conference at Murthly Estate on 3rd October. The talk will be published in the conference Notes next year.

Coralie gave a talk about the heritage aspects of the SCOT2K pine dendro project at the Archaeological Research in Progress conference in Edinburgh on 27th May 2017.

Coralie was part of a team delivering a workshop on forestry and archaeology in the South Downs National Park in March, and presented a poster at the ‘Into the Woods’ BES conference at the University of Padua in April 2017.

2016 Dendrochronicle Events

Killearn Glen woods

Survey training in Killearn Glen

Coralie Mills and Peter Quelch were part of the team working with the Killearn community and Northlight Heritage to survey and interpret historic woodland in Killearn Glen. The work was mainly undertaken in April and May 2016 with some public training and recording sessions at weekends. The work has been brought together in a single synthesised report. For further information contact Northlight Heritage or the Killearn Community Futures Company’s woodland group.

Previous events

Previous events include dendrochronology workshops hosted by Rampart Scotland in East Lothian (see flyer below), a bespoke dendrochronology workshop for NTS staff, a masterclass on dendrochronology at Edinburgh University College of Art and several woodland heritage workshops, many run with Peter Quelch, for a range of groups including, Woodland Trust Scotland, RCAHMS’ Cairngorms Communities heritage programme, Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust and the Community Woodlands Association.

Workshops banner 2012

Dendro workshops in East Lothian 2012