Tay Landscape Partnership News

HRH Earl of Wessex Launches The Silvery Pearl

HRH Earl of Wessex Launches The Silvery Pearl

Our St Ayles Skiff, built by Perth High School Pupils, gets splashed with whisky to see her rowing days begin. ‘Spirits’ were high on the 27th June as Prince Edward flew by helicopter into Willowgate Activity Centre to meet pupils, TayLP and boat builders Jason Bradley and Bobby Sutherland. Continue Reading

Wee Big Dig Abernethy! Final Season!

Wee Big Dig Abernethy! Final Season!

This year is our last looking for medieval remains in Abernethy village in partnership with The Museum of Abernethy and AOC Archaeology. We will be starting off the excavations with the school, then heading into a full and fun packed weekend! Also, the same weekend is open gardens in the village too some come along… Continue Reading

Learning and Interpretation Project Officer Vacancy

Learning and Interpretation Project Officer Vacancy

Learning and Interpretation Project Officer Job Description 28.5 hours/week (4 Days) We are looking for a committed and motivated individual to deliver the final 8 months of the Learning and Interpretation role, as part of the Tay Landscape Partnership. The Tay Landscape Partnership is a £2.6 million scheme celebrating the unique character the inner Tay estuary. The… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

TayLP volunteers surpass a milestone

TayLP volunteers surpass a milestone

TayLP volunteers have clocked up an astonishing 1,351 days in just 28 months. Our first volunteer session was a geophysics survey in March 2014 and many, many activities have happened since then. From picking apples to archaeological digs, surveying paths to fixing databases, helping out at events to putting up bird boxes and planting hedges… Continue Reading

Hedgelaying Courses

Hedgelaying Courses

We are running several Hedgelaying Courses throughout November and December. Dates include: 17th/18th November 26th/27th November (weekend) 29th/30th November 10th/11th December (weekend) 15th/16th December We can offer alternative dates for groups of up to 6 people. Continue Reading

Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2015-2016

It has been a busy year and we would like to thank everybody who made it such a success! Keep a look out for lots more volunteering opportunities, training courses and events. Annual Report March 2016   Continue Reading

Crisps for Clayfest!

Crisps for Clayfest!

Did you know Errol Brickworks is currently the home of Scottish crisp producer Mackies? The 19th century brick works was once a very important producer of bricks, utilising the quality clay of the area that made Errol’s mud buildings so long lasting. As a show of their support Mackies have kindly donated some of their… Continue Reading

Join the Hunt for the Hidden Fort

Join the Hunt for the Hidden Fort

Volunteer on an archaeological excavation 21 April – 2 May on Moncreiffe Hill We need your help to find out more about the little known Iron Age Hillfort on Moncreiffe Hill. There’s lots to do on a dig such as the actual digging where you use a trowel to carefully  scrape away the earth, recording any finds,… Continue Reading

Clay Doctor!

Clay Doctor!

Andrew Driver from PKHT and Sophie from TayLP will be in Errol Village Hall Foyer on Thursday 26th February between 17:30 and 19:00. Andrew will be on hand to chat all about the TayLP clay building projects including good repairs, how to help record the buildings in Errol, volunteer opportunities and more. If you want… Continue Reading

Exhibition looking at Clay Biggins O’ the Carse

Exhibition looking at Clay Biggins O’ the Carse

TayLP, with the help and support of some fantastic volunteers, Becky Little and Perth Museum, are putting on a small exhibition looking at the history of clay buildings and the need for better maintenance and repairs of these important vernacular structures. The exhibition opens on 17th March and as all PMAG exhibitions is free admission!  Continue Reading

What a cake!

What a cake!

On Saturday TayLP hosted a Clay Building focussed coffee morning, with the help of PKHT’s Andrew Driver and local Mud Mason Becky Little. The event was a great success with over 60 local people turning out to find out more about the various projects, as well as the upcoming EBUK Clayfest in June. Many who… Continue Reading

Moncreiffe Hillfort Excavation Report now available!

Moncreiffe Hillfort Excavation Report now available!

We are pleased to say that the Data Structure Report for Moncreiffe is now ready to read. This grey literature reports the results of the excavation and will provide the basis for any further publications or research. A big thanks to AOC for the quick turnaround and to all the volunteers involved, without you we wouldn’t have… Continue Reading

Mud Mud Glorious Mud!

Mud Mud Glorious Mud!

We are very pleased to announce that the Earth Building UK conference next year will be held in Errol – the area’s own clay capital! One of TayLP’s objectives was to help bring this conference to the area in order to celebrate the important clay architecture we have. This is the first time the conference will be… 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.