One great thing about Community Archaeology is that you get to meet lots of different people. This week I started working on a Heritage Skills survey for the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative http://innerforthlandscape.wordpress.com/. This involved going to meet communities around the inner reaches of the river Forth and talking to them about which aspects of their heritage interest them. I saw places I'd never seen before - such as the magnificent Lime Kilns at Charleston and heard how even people as far away as Australia are concerned for their conservation.
I also went to meet two nice ladies from the Scottish Buildings Preservation Trust at the Haining in Selkirk. This is the site of a new Community Archaeology Project, which I'm working on http://www.thehaining.co.uk/sccap.htm we had a look around the exciting site of a medieval Motte and Bailey Castle and discussed how we are going to get local volunteers involved.
But I didn't do all the visiting. At the start of this week Tara - the Community Archaeology Placement Coordinator at the CBA came to see me! It was great to catch up and make sure I'm on track with my placement. Thanks Tara!