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Clachtoll (Broch)

Discoveries made at Iron Age house site in Assynt


Volcanic pumice stone and pottery of a type common on the Isle of Lewis have been found at a 2,000-year-old site in the Highlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42250514

Lynchat (Souterrain)

Work on A9 leads to 'Iron Age finds' in Cairngorms


Work on the A9 has led to the discovery of a possible structure, pottery and a stone tool from the Iron Age.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42227561

Sanday

Archaeologists exploring the secrets of Sanday whales


Archaeologists based in Orkney are investigating a number of 19th century whale skeletons recovered during a dig at a neolithic site.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-42066646

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)

Turbine plans near hill fort near Hawick rejected


Plans for a wind farm near the site of an ancient hill fort in the Scottish Borders have been unanimously rejected by councillors.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41899701

Original Story.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41843876

Scotland (Country)

Heritage 'angel' award winners revealed


The winners of the Scottish Heritage Angel awards have been revealed.

(Good to see Whithorn and in particular Leslie Merriman receive awards)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41638223

Stonehenge builders 'ate food from Scotland'


The "army of builders" of Stonehenge ate animals brought from as far away as the north east of Scotland, according to a new exhibition at the famous Neolithic site in Wiltshire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41669774

Cambridgeshire

'Most important' Ely Bronze Age gold torc on display


One of England's "most important Bronze Age finds" has gone on display for the first time near to where it was found.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41513451

Lewis and Harris

Archaeology worth £4m to Western Isles' economy


Standing stones that are 5,000 years old are helping to boost the Western Isles economy by £4m a year, according to a new report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41498458

Thing's Va (Broch)

Possible evidence of Norse parliament site near Thurso


Possible evidence of a medieval Norse parliament meeting place may have been found at an archaeological site in the Highlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41485948

Scotland (Country)

Heritage 'angel' contenders across Scotland revealed


A shortlist of 12 nominees in four different categories has been revealed for the annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41415926

Whithorn Roundhouse worth a vote but then again they are all excellent.

North Ayrshire (incl. Arran)

Remains of 6,000-year-old dwelling found in Ayrshire


The remains of a 6,000-year-old dwelling have been uncovered during water mains work in Ayrshire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41347487

Clachtoll (Broch)

Iron Age ruins in Assynt recreated in 3D


A 3D model has been created of the ruins of an Iron Age home in the Highlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41347333

Orkney

Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study


Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities including over how people were buried, according to new research.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41319168

Sanday

Neolithic dig unearths 19th Century whale pits


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-41109126/neolithic-dig-unearths-19th-century-whale-pits

Clachtoll (Broch)

Iron Age house in Assynt 'was burned down'


An Iron Age home in the Highlands appears to have been hastily abandoned after a fire broke out either accidently or in an attack.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41081576

Highland (Mainland)

Year-long festival to celebrate Iron Age brochs


A new year-long archaeology festival aims to uncover new information about Iron Age brochs and also encourage greater public awareness of them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40866021

Ness of Brodgar (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Orkney archaeologists excited by incense pot discovery


Archaeologists say they have unearthed the remains of a so-called incense pot at the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-40681085

South Howe (Broch)

Roman coin find in Orkney thrills archaeologists


Archaeologists are thrilled by the discovery of a Roman coin during the excavation of an archaeological site in Orkney.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-40606908

Highland (Mainland)

Everything is ancient: Lego broch completed


An Iron Age broch recreated in Lego goes on public display this week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40593010

Clava Cairns

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site


Pathetic :-(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40171195
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