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 were able 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 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 were on the hill. Secondary School groups from all over Fife joined the dig with their own schools trench.
The Courier’s Michael Alexander also spent a day on the hill joining in the activities. Read more about his discoveries on-line.
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