Between 2-5th May 2020 we hosted a very successful online event to celebrate what would have been the 220th birthday of Dr George Henderson of Chirnside (1800-1860). The events were posted on the project’s Facebook page where you can still watch, read, listen and comment on them all! Over the next few days we will be adding some … Read More
A Newly Identified Cairn in the Lammermuirs
In March, a small team set out to explore a possible new site: an anomaly in the LiDAR data (below) was interpreted as a possible cairn, so we headed out to investigate. The site is located on a promontory in Whiteadder Reservoir. However, assuming that our site is prehistoric, it would not have been on … Read More
A Medieval Sheepcote in the Bothwell Water Valley?
During the first week of February, archaeologists and volunteers descended on the Bothwell Water Valley to undertake some targeted excavation of a previously unrecorded long building visible on the Whiteadder LiDAR survey. The building measures approximately 50m long x 7.5m wide and consists of low turf covered banks of at least 1m wide with fairly straight sides and rounded … Read More
Striking Out at Abbey St Bathans
In February, we headed back out into the field to explore a couple of sites, one in Abbey St Bathans and a second nearby, on the other side of the valley. AOC’s geophysical survey team came up from Leeds to conduct geophysical surveys, and to provide another opportunity for training – many thanks to everyone … Read More
Excavating an Earthwork on Bunkle Edge
Many thanks to everyone who braved the wintery January weather with us to take part in excavations on Bunkle Edge. Bunkle Edge is an 8km long ridge running broadly WSW-ENE between the Eye Water and Whiteadder, with a series of prehistoric forts and earthworks located along the summit of the ridge. We were exploring a … Read More
Bothwell Water dig Feb 2020
The archaeology team have been lucky to have some good weather this week for the dig in the Bothwell Water valley. More info to follow …
Morham: Lost Castle Found?
Morham: Lost Castle Found? From the 27th to the 31st of August this year AOC Archaeology welcomed over 45 visitors and volunteers to the site of Morham Castle in East Lothian. This was the first excavation for the Whiteadder: Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs project which aims to find out more about the archaeological landscape … Read More
Welcome to the blog page for the Whiteadder Project. This page will be used to post any new information about the project, events and will be updated throughout our field season with progress and images. Please check back here regularly for the most up to date information. In the meantime, why not register your interest … Read More