Category Archives: Archaeology

Moredun Top Dig 2017 open for booking

Moredun Top Dig 2017 open for booking

Moredun Top dig 2017 is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age Hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. In the last two digs we’ve found a possible Dun or Broch, part of shale bracelets, quern stones, a pivot stone, gaming pieces, stone lamps, beads and other evidence of occupation.

We’re looking for volunteers to join us through the month to help with the digging, no experience necessary as training will be given on site. Diggers days are Tuesdays – Saturdays, first day must be Tuesday or Friday for site induction and we ask for a minimum 2 day commitment. Free archaeology skills passports are available on request. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

The booking system is an online questionnaire using this link Email or hard copy versions also available from Lindsey. Spaces will be allocated at the end of every month so please don’t worry if you don’t get a response for a few weeks, I will be in touch.

Here’s what our volunteers had to say about last year’s dig:

‘As a first time volunteer I now have a far greater understanding of the Perthshire iron age history and how archaeology contributes to this.’

‘The ‘hands on’ approach ensured we were fully involved in all aspects of the dig’

‘New learning experiences but above all it was fantastic fun!! ‘

Once you’ve booked, if things change and you can no longer come please do let us know as it’s really important we know how many people we have on site each day as this effects how we run the dig.

Any questions please get in touch

Lindsey Gibb

TayLP Volunteer Coordinator (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

01738 477086 



Forteviot: The Birth of Alba

Forteviot: The Birth of Alba

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Field walking:  Looking for Lithics

Field walking:  Looking for Lithics

  Local communities, school children and other volunteers are helping with an exciting field walking project. This archaeological survey technique helps find traces of the first people to live in our area, including, hopefully, stone tools. The TayLP area is arguably the dominant geographical feature of the Tayside area: where the rivers Tay and Earn… Continue Reading

Abernethy: Discover and Explore

Abernethy: Discover and Explore

Abernethy is of huge historic importance and the Tay Landscape Partnership team would love you to help uncover its past. The story begins with early prehistoric activity, then Iron Age and Roman, including the suggestion of a bridge of Roman boats across the Tay at the nearby fortress of Carpow. The area’s key sites connect… Continue Reading

The Tay Landscape Partnership Area

The Tay Landscape stretches from Newburgh on the south side of the Tay Estuary around to Perth and along the Carse to Dundee.

The project, a £2.6 million initiative is principally funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, will enable locals and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area.