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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Find out more about the Directors and trainers who ensure Rampart Scotland is a fieldschool with a difference.

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Reports & Publications

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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...

Sheriffside 2011

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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...

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15th Oct 2012

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Sheriffside 2011 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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14th Oct 2012

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White Castle 2010 Season

The archaeological excavation and surveys was undertaken during the first two weeks of August 2010, with warm and reasonably dry weather conditions throughout. While the excavation comprised one single trench,...

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13th Sep 2012

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Publications

Articles   Cook, M. J. and Dunbar, L. 2008 Rituals, Roundhouses and Romans: Excavations at Kintore, Aberdeenshire, 2000-2006, Volume 1 Forest Road, Edinburgh: STAR Cook, M. J. 2010a. The Hillforts...

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10th Nov 2011

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White Castle 2010

Enjoy the 2010 season of White Castle, East Lothian. First dig on the site. First survey since the early 20th century!