I will try to go project by project and give you a flavour of the key things I've been up to....
|A German member of the Clan Gregor society talking to the local B&B owner at sun down|
At the end of July I worked up in beautiful Dalmally on an excavation organised by the Clan Gregor Society. The digging volunteers from the Clan Gregor Society http://www.clangregor.com/ came from all over the world (America, Germany...) but there were also local members of the Community involved http://loch-awe.com/local-groups/dalmally-historical-association/
It was a unique experience for me because the Clan Gregor members were after something very specific - evidence to back up the Geophysical results and historical research that there is be a high-status fortified dwelling in Dalmally where the MacGregor chieftain was based. Canmore record
There were very high hopes to find evidence of this fortified manor. My trench turned up a modern field drain, but in one of the other trenches we had a stretch of walling, which is a bit more promising.
What I liked about the project was how much the Clan Gregor Society involved the local community and how much just a little bit of a taste of excavation can get folk hooked!
|Kate and Ian - two volunteers who were ace at planning and so enthusiastic!|