Rare opportunity to make (and paddle!) a traditional Scottish fishing boat, the coracle or Curragh in a joint venture run by willow artisan Jane Wilkinson and Alyth Craft Tourism. Coracles are skin-on-frame boats, which, along with dug out canoes were the earliest boats ever constructed, dating back to neolithic times. They were used as recently as the 1960s by local folk on the Tay and Esk. For more details, visit: http://perthshirecreates.co.uk/2016/02/coracle-making-course-at-alyth-craft-tourism/
Radiocarbon dates are back for last year's season! We’re getting 7th to 9th century dates for the complex turf building excavated in June 2015. Dave Sneddon at Northlight Heritage comments “Whilst these date ranges seem broad, there is an argument for all three buildings looked at by the Glenshee Archaeology Project to be broadly contemporary and certainly not separated by great lengths of time”. More analysis to follow… but for those who are really interested – here’s the SUERC report!