The turf's been lifted (and used to build our very own turf wall!) and this year's dig is underway. Come visit us to find out how we're getting on. There's no need to book - we're open between 10am and 4pm from now up until the 1st of July, apart from the diggers' days-off on the 26th and 27th of June.
This year the dig is focussing on the remains of the huge longhouse (some 20m long!) we trial trenched last year. We aim to shed some light on whether this building - one of the largest of the group at Lair - represents a single fermtoun building or successive individual structures, and to find out about its function. Was it used entirely as dwelling-house or as a house combined with a byre? Were specialist functions of smithing or other types of craft production going on?
The dig is located at Lair, Glenshee, some 8 miles north of Bridge of Cally on the A93. There is some parking at Grid Ref NO 1419 6365 but if this is full, please use the Cockstane carpark a little further up the road. Hope to see you over the next fortnight!