Tuesday 5th of May 2020 would have been the 220th birthday of Dr George Henderson of Chirnside (1800-1860) – a country doctor whose writings are a treasury of local custom, tradition, story and rhyme. To mark the occasion we are hosting an online festival to bring together the history, archaeology and creative arts of the … Read More
Month: April 2020
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