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Tarradale. Blog from NOSAS

Nice piece on the excavations at another major Pictish site

Highland (Mainland)

Portrait of an early bronze age highland funeral

This has received quite a lot of attention in the local press - little wonder, its a wonderful find.

Volunteers invited to participate in public excavation


Windfarm developer pays for Archeological investigation of "Horned" cairns

Highland (Mainland)

Neolithic Pottery found during work on new flood prevention scheme

Clachtoll (Broch)

"Enormous force collapsed Iron Age broch in Assynt"

Isle of Skye

Burial site find delays new Skye medical centre

Highland (Mainland)

Important archaeological find preserved thanks to slow motion tree felling

The modern Forestry Commission have to be commended for their far-thinking approach to land management and the proactive preservation of our heritage.

There are other local instances (which I'll dig out)where the Commission team here in the North have contributed to the the vast cache of archeological gems which have been largely hidden and forgotten since many huge stands of conifers were planted in the 40's and 50's.


Multiple burials at Orkney Neolithic site.

Highland (Mainland)

"Bronze Age" Cremation urn found at Fortrose site.

Archeological Sterile Tesco Site

Strange how the lives of the past can affect the Corporate business of today!!

ps. Inverness is known locally as "Tesco Town"

Bronze Age Burials at Inverness Asda Site.

Must have been a Bronze Age Tesco in Inverness!!
I grew up in the central Highlands surrounded by the past and listening to stories of the past.

I have worked my whole life on the sea - I now have a real obsession to get away from it!!! The sea in my blood?? ......... b....cks!!
My passions are the wild and remote hills, glens and mountainsides of the Scottish Highlands. Mix in my dog, boots, an OS map and prehistory - Heaven!!

Not for me the potted History of Scotland AD....... nae interested. The mysteries of the peoples who populated these shores BC?.... now you've got me.

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