Tarradale Through Time: Community Engagement with Archaeology in the Highlands
NOSAS has been awarded £69,300 of Heritage Lottery Funding to undertake a community archaeological project on the Black Isle commencing Autumn 2017. Further information can be found on the Tarradale Through Time website.
A summary of what the project has achieved so far can read on the NOSAS Blog.
Survey April 2018 and Excavations Sep 2018
The abandoned post-medieval settlement at Tarradale was surveyed using plane tables and partially excavated- see here for more information.
From 8th September excavations will focus on the Gilchrist settlement and promontory fort.
The funding from HLF is very much on the understanding that Tarradale through time is a community archaeological project and we need to involve the local community (that can be defined as wide as you want and includes non-NOSAS members) in our survey, excavation and post excavation work. For the excavations we are looking for 2 kinds of volunteers. First, experienced diggers who can work alongside and help less experienced diggers, including complete beginners, who will be given training. Secondly we are looking for experienced and inexperienced volunteers who may be less keen on digging but are very happy to assist with, and find out more about, finds processing and recording based at Tarradale Gatehouse. Again there will be training for everyone.