Community Archaeology Dig at Ochiltree

As part of the Attainment Through Archaeology project, a community dig was hosted in Ochiltree from the 20th to 28th March. The dig consisted of 3 pits being excavated by volunteers under the watchful eye of staff from Archaeology Scotland. With support from local historians and volunteers, the site was chosen due to the close proximity of a circular structure in the adjacent field, barely visible but detected using LiDAR mapping techniques.

School children from Ochiltree Primary School, local families and volunteers took the chance to get involved. They found artefacts such as Victorian coins, an old brick plus some mysterious sandstone slabs which are believed to be part of a ditch or channel that would have surrounded the previously mentioned circular structure.

Well done to everyone who took part and worked hard in some very testing weather conditions.