Across the Lothian Plain

Sheriffside excavations, East Lothian

Round houses and cairns, Balbithan, Aberdeenshire

Excavating the large ditch at Sheriffside, East Lothian

Hanka teaches the fundamentals of planning at White Castle

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Over the years we have worked on a number of sites with Rampart Scotland, find out about them as well as what we are doing now.

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Always room for more - but this year the trench is going to be 20m square!

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31st Oct 2013

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Sheriffside 2012 season

The project was designed to undertake research and excavation on enclosures and hillforts in the Lammermuirs as part of the overall Rampart Scotland aims, to provide a corpus of data...

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20th Jul 2013

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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu

The final day at White Castle saw all loose ends tied up and the backfilling of the trenches. The Rampart Scotland concept of small trenches to understand the bigger picture...

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16th Jul 2013

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Expect the unexpected

Sunday was a welcome day off from digging and Murray took everyone to Cove for a swim. So, suitably refreshed it was “back on your heads” for everyone. Five people...

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13th Jul 2013

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Post hole and party

Today it was all about post holes. At least in two of the trenches that is… Last year David spotted another potential track way into Whitecastle, so one of the...

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13th Jul 2013

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Its all about recording

Well you get to that point in an excavation when its all about recording. Every trench has been cleaned up for the cameras, with lessons in planning and site records....

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10th Jul 2013

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Bitten by the bug

The White Castle team 2013 have really been bitten by the archaeology bug, or in other words the Scottish midge!!!     Trench 39 was particularly full of the little...

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09th Jul 2013

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Flying High and the Big Green Machine

9th July 2013 Yesterday was mostly spent picking up people from Edinburgh and ferrying them to the bunk house at Whittingehame. Once settled in a visit to the site was...

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07th Jul 2013

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All Systems Go

7th July 2013 The Gods must be smiling upon us. Andy Murray has just won Wimbledon and the fourth and final season of White Castle starts tomorrow. The sun is...

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20th Oct 2012

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White Castle trials new aerial survey systems

In 2010 White Castle was the scene of a lot of activity on the ground, with survey and excavation taking place.  But in the skies above the site, there was...

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16th Oct 2012

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Sheriffside in the News

Gearing up for second dig at Sheriffside Kirsty Gibbins • Published 19 Jan 2012 09:22 – East Lothian Courier The excavation of a “crucial” historic fort settlement near Gifford, dating...