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Community Events Save the Date!

Community Events Save the Date!

  Bonfire Night & Fireworks Display – Sunday the 5th of November Community Open Day – Consultation on Hynish and Harbours Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday the 1st of December We regret to inform the community that Tiree Trust will not be running a Hogmanay Dance this year due to a lack of available […]

September News Bites

September News Bites

An initial funding application has been submitted to the European Maritime Fisheries Fund for the Harbours Upgrade Project (Milton and Scarinish). The amount equates to half of the overall project cost and other funders are also being approached. Continuing with the funding updates, we hope to submit a Scottish Land Fund application by the end […]

Skeletal Thursday

Skeletal Thursday

Finally we reached the bottom of the cist and found about 80% of the bones of what we think might be a mature adult male. These could be about 5000 years old which is pretty amazing. With radiocarbon dating we will know for sure.  The missing bones include small hand and feet bones, ribs and […]

Wednesday Archeology Dig Update

Wednesday Archeology Dig Update

Today (Wednesday) we set up a wet sieving station so that we do not need to take all the samples back to Glasgow. All the sand from inside the cist is being sieved so that we can retrieve any tiny bones, such as finger and toe bones. Wet sieving helps the sand to move through […]

Momentous Monday at the Grave Dig!

Momentous Monday at the Grave Dig!

Well today saw a major discovery. Much to Fiona’s relief we revealed the skull and two upper leg bones that had been replaced in the cist. Hopefully beneath these we will find the rest of the skeleton in its original crouched position. The team will be at the site until the end of the week […]

Torrential Thursday at the Archeology...

Torrential Thursday at the Archeology Dig

Today we had two school visits despite the weather. The damp nature of the day meant we did not get a huge amount of digging done but Matilda started four section drawings which can be added to as we go down. We have revealed the first of the supporting stones for the massive cist slab. […]

Giant Grave Dig – Wonderful Wed...

Giant Grave Dig – Wonderful Wednesday

Today we were joined by two school visits and the children were able to dig in a trench and to have an go doing a geophysical survey. They were very excited to find our first flint thumbnaill scraper (prehistoric), some other small flint flakes and bone fragments. Another nail was found near the cist. The […]

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG DAY 2 UPDATE ̵...

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG DAY 2 UPDATE – Tuesday 5th Sept

Update from Dr Heather James. “Today went very well after a very wet start! We have been doing some geophysical survey of the vicinity of the cist with mixed results so far. The data needs some processing before we can show you. We then started deturfing the site of the cist and have exposed the […]

…Was that a Whale?

…Was that a Whale?

GIANT’S GRAVE DIG – Monda...

GIANT’S GRAVE DIG – Monday Update

The Giant Grave Dig is commencing today, Sunday the 3rd of September. We will be posting updates of the timetable of work, which is subject to weather. Please see information below on how you can get involved. Daily Updates:  Monday Morning As the rain is quite heavy this morning we won’t be on site at 9. […]