Winter is coming

September 2, 2020Borders, Creative Art, East Lothian, News, Survey

The poet Kate Campbell helped us source a fantastic library of aerial photographs of the Whiteadder area in snow. These were commissioned by a local group to support an objection on landscape and visual grounds to the proposed Fallago Rig wind farm. They were taken from a flight over the Lammermuirs after heavy snow in … Read More

East Lothian Online Heritage Festival

August 26, 2020Archaeology, East Lothian, Medieval, News, Prehistoric

29th Aug – 13th Sept 2020 An exciting opportunity to celebrate East Lothian’s heritage in new ways, and to safely explore historic buildings and archaeological sites, without leaving home! There is an exciting programme of over 60 events – from virtual guided tours, presentations and films to workshops, poetry, and music, all about the heritage … Read More

Foraging Routes

August 26, 2020Borders, Creative Art, News

Landscape architecture duo ‘Sutherlandii’ have now completed a beautifully illustrated leaflet detailing a ‘Spring Foraging Walk’ along the Whiteadder river near Preston. You can download a low resolution version of the walk guide from here:

A Medieval Sheepcote in the Bothwell Water Valley?

April 3, 2020Archaeology, Borders, Excavations, Medieval, News

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

Project Outdoor Activities Paused

March 25, 2020News

Many of you will know that all outdoor activities as part of the Whiteadder project have paused as a result of social distancing and lockdown measures now implemented to try to slow the spread of COVID-19. We did excavate the possible cairn site on the shore of Whiteadder Reservoir with a much reduced team last … Read More