Category Archives: Archaeology

Hillforts: Seats of Power

Hillforts: Seats of Power

Hillforts feature regularly on the landscape of the Ochil and Sidlaw hills and a number have been excavated and studied in the past. Many of those studies were undertaken by Victorian archaeologists, who had no access to carbon dating, but the sites are likely to have been used over a wide time-frame. Though the occupants… Continue Reading

Explore Medieval Perth at Perth Museum on Saturday 12th of August

Explore Medieval Perth at Perth Museum on Saturday 12th of August

Explore the past using technology of the future on Saturday 12th August in Perth Museum. Discover digital reconstruction snapshots from Medieval Perth, featuring Perth High Street and Market,  launched in the museum. Perth in the 1440s was the gateway between the worlds of highland and lowland Scotland. Situated near to Scone Abbey, where Scottish Kings were crowned, Perth was one… Continue Reading

Castlelaw Hillfort – The Big Dig! Abernethy  28 June – 8 July 2017

Castlelaw Hillfort – The Big Dig! Abernethy 28 June – 8 July 2017

First excavated over 100 years ago TayLP are returning to excavate the impressive timber laced fort that once stood near Abernethy. Local volunteers are welcome to help with the excavations and discover more of the story of this important site. Free but booking essential. To book use this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CastleLaw or contact: Lindsey Gibb, lindsey.gibb@pkht.org.uk,… Continue Reading

Dig into Prehistory!

Dig into Prehistory!

25 April – 20 May 2017 9am – 5pm Moredun Top is a complex Iron Age hillfort overlooking the Tay. This is our third year excavating here, in the first year we explored the extent and depth of the walls and last year we concentrated on the inside looking for evidence of people living there.… 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.