About the project

About the project

Whiteadder: the Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs celebrates the Whiteadder Water valley through the eyes of its communities past and present.

This part of the Scottish Borders is unusually rich in archaeology. Through new research and eight excavations we hope to uncover and share its ancient secrets. 

Watch this space to get involved in hands-on archaeology, training, workshops and music and arts events. We’re also producing a new interactive map of the area and a network of new trails.      

What and where is Whiteadder

What and where is Whiteadder

The Whiteadder Water flows through East Lothian and the Scottish Borders until it meets the Tweed. Our study area stretches from Garvald to Duns. From its source in the Lammermuir hills it meanders past picturesque villages like Abbey St Bathans, wooded valleys, and a treasury of sites of ancient significance, from the mesolithic to the medieval. People have lived, worked and travelled along its banks for thousands of years, and it continues to inspire artists and musicians today.

 

Who are we

Who are we

We are a partnership between both Scottish Borders and East Lothian Council, archaeologists, artists and community groups.

Get in touch if you’d like to join us and take part in our digs and research activities.

You don’t need to have done any archaeology before — our team will be offering training and support.

 

 

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