Archaeology at the
Centre for Stewardship in Falkland
The Centre for Stewardship covers 1500 hectares of land, farm, forest and hill
Archaeology of the East Lomond Hillfort
What are we up to?
Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Fife Council, we delighted to continue our investigations of the East Lomond Hillfort in Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. Our plan is to carry out a scan of the southern shoulder of the East Lomond, expanding the area of investigation beyond the trenches of 2014 and 2017. Following analysis, we will then carry out a number of selected excavations.
Scanning of the shoulder took place in September. Our work again is very much invested in doing this with the community and we were delighted to have potential budding archaeologists from Bell Baxter High School and Auchmuty High School with us for the scanning. As ever we are supported by our Archaeology Ambassadors. Photos of the recent scanning can be viewed here.
Important information on metal detecting!!
Metal detecting on Falkland Estate without permission is forbidden. Anybody wishing to carry out metal detecting on Falkland Estate must seek permission from the Estate in advance. If permission is given, it will be in a designated area only. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse permission. Contact the office on 01337 858544 or email. Anyone carrying out metal detecting without permission will be reported to the police. Please note that much of the East Lomond summit is a scheduled ancient monument and as such, it is a serious criminal offence to detect in that area without permission. For more information, see Historic Environment Scotland guidance.
What’s gone on before….
- Read our 11th November 2017 conference programme.
- Read our Week one 2017 blog on what’s been happening on the Hill.
- Read our Week two 2017 blog on what’s been happening on the Hill.
- Read our blog in HLF’s stories.
- We welcomed secondary school groups to the dig with a dedicated schools trench. Bell Baxter High School was one of these schools, here’s their feedback.
- Background reading on from the Excavation 2014
- Images from the 2017 dig