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Current Projects

The list below shows current projects being carried out by NOSAS. If you would like to take part, please contact the named lead or Committee member. Their contact details (log in, members only) are in the Membership List, see tab on left.

Rosemarkie Caves Project.  Lead Simon Gunn, NOSAS Committee liaison James McComas

The excavations of Autumn 2016 are complete and the results are being processed. Further excavations will take place in September 2017.

Also see our blog, press release, and website. Further background can be found here.

Tarradale Through Time Project.  Lead Eric Grant, NOSAS Committee liaison Jonie Guest

For some years NOSAS members have been field walking after the fields are ploughed in winter. Important sites dating from Mesolithic to post-medieval have been identified as well as some fascinating finds of worked flint, pottery and coins. Field walking normally takes place each Sunday during the winter months.  Please contact Eric if you are interested.

The Tarradale Through Time Project has now been awared £69,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding to undertake a programme of archaeological excavations and investigations. See the Press Release and associated Contract Tenders/ Vacancies. Further information is also available on our blog.

Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP).  Lead John Wombell, NOSAS Committee liaison Alan Thompson

This 5-year project, led by Dr Tertia Barnett started on 1 January 2017.  The aim is to record the rock art across the whole of Scotland in a consistent and useful way.  NOSAS will undertake the pilot field work before the project is rolled out across Scotland.  A summary is available here, link to website will follow when set up.

Read the blog post on progress up to the end of May 2017.

If you would like to be involved in any way in the project during 2017 please let us know and we will put you on the project mailing list.