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View the 2017 Digs Guide as it appears in issue 326 of Current Archaeology magazine.

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Kildavie Excavation

The Field School will consist of 2 weeks excavation at the abandoned settlement of Kildavie, possibly dating back to the Early Medieval period. The settlement was inhabited until the 18th Century before being abandoned, with many villagers leaving Scotland for North America. Previous investigations have identified at least sixteen structures ranging from domestic dwellings to […]

Location: Isle of Mull, Scotland | Dates: 12th to 25th August 2018 | Cost: £575 (GBP)

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Battle Hill

Battle Hill Huntly is the latest season in a 19 year programme of research and excavation to explore the archaeology of Aberdeenshire. The project is open to anyone, and is a fun and relaxed way to explore Scotland’s amazing past! We pick you up, take you to and from site and you have your own […]

Location: Huntly, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 6th to 17th August 2018 | Cost: £800 for the two weeks, daily and weekly rates available on request.

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Swartigill Iron Age Project

The Swartigill site was identified in a survey carried out in 2004, as some stonework eroding out of the bank of the burn of Swartigill. Initially thought to be a mill serving two post-medieval farmsteads nearby. The Yarrows Heritage Trust cleaned back a section of the stonework, and began to find large quantities of early […]

Location: Swartigill, Thrumster near Wick, Caithness | Dates: 23 April - 1 May 2017 | Cost: Free

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Sheriffside

The 10th season of an ongoing project into East Lothian hillforts,  this season focuses on Sheriffside. Destroyed in antiquity and appearing on no maps, Sheriffside was only rediscovered in 1981. Aerial photography picked up the parch marks of a large double ditched enclosure lying under pasture land and measuring over 150m in diameter. Initial trial […]

Location: | Dates: 10th to 21st July 2017 | Cost: £795 for 2 weeks including, travel to and from site, accommodation and food; or £50 a day if you provide your own accommodation and food.

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Moredun Top 2017

Moredun Top dig is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. Findings from the last two digs include a possible dun or broch, parts of shale bracelets, quern stones, a pivot stone, gaming pieces, stone lamps, beads, and […]

Location: Moncreiffe Hill, near Perth | Dates: 25 April - 20 May 2017 | Cost: Free to attend the dig and there will be a free diggers’ bus running to and from the site from Perth. Diggers will need to provide their own food and drink and any accommodation.

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Jacobites, Clearance and Scots!

This field school will record the historical and archaeological sites dating to the 18th Century. The location of the project is inspired by a series of ‘Grand Tours’ of Scotland. The Tours were often facilitated by the construction of new military roads in Scotland, built in an attempt to ‘open up’ the Highlands following the […]

Location: Highland Perthshire | Dates: 4th-18th June 2016 | Cost: £700

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Kildavie Excavation 2016

The Field School will consist of 2 weeks excavation at the abandoned settlement of Kildavie, possibly dating back to the early medieval period. The settlement was inhabited until the 18th century before being abandoned, with many villagers leaving Scotland for North America. Previous investigations have identified at least sixteen structures ranging from domestic dwellings to […]

Location: Isle of Mull, Scotland | Dates: 28th August - 10th September 2016 | Cost: £450