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
Archaeology Digs, 15th May – 2nd June 2019
Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Fife Council, we are delighted to continue our investigations of the East Lomond Hillfort. Having carried out a scan of the southern shoulder of the East Lomond in Autumn 2018, we have now expanded the area of investigation beyond the trenches of 2014 and 2017.
Between 15th May and 2nd June our budding archaeology volunteers and professional archaeology team will be on the hill on the following days: 15th – 19th May, 22nd – 26th May, 29th May – 2nd June (ie Wednesdays to Sundays). This includes school groups from Viewforth, St Andrews (Dunfermline), Auchmuty, House of Falkland, Queen Anne, Glenwood, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes High School and Bell Baxter.
Afraid that all the volunteering opportunities are now full up but if you want to see what’s going on then please feel free to head up to the dig during any of the days we are there. Our Archaeology Ambassadors will be on hand to welcome visitors to the dig site to explain what is going on. You’ll find the dig site by heading to the East Lomond car park (the one with the mast accessed off the A912 , not the Craigmead Car Park) then heading on the path up to the summit. At the boundary gate, you should start to see signs of diggers/tents.
Help keep our archaeological programme going.
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