Daily Archives: July 4, 2012

Reminder: 2012 Dig Dates and Open Days

Just to remind you, we will be excavating in Swordle Bay this summer from 5th – 26th August 2012. During our dig season we would like to invite members of the public to come along and see our excavations on our site open days. These will be held 10-3.30 SUNDAY 12th and SUNDAY 19th August 2012.

We will mainly be excavating at the Iron Age promontory fort of Dun Mhurchaidh, but for health and safety reasons we ask visitors not to come to this site (it is on a very precipitous promontory and can only fit limited numbers of people!). But we will also be investigating one of the other (likely) post-medieval settlements in the bay, as well as undertaking some preliminary investigation into another potential prehistoric funerary monument that we identified during our walkover and geophysical surveys of 2010. The work at these sites will be the main focus of our open days. Signs at key points in the area will indicate where you can park and where to go.