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  • A new boat graveyard! In April this year, a group of NOSAS members led by Jo Hambly and Tom Dawson from SCAPE walked the northern shore of Munlochy Bay. An old harbour with derelict boats was known about. However what wasn't known about was that just west of the harbour was a line of about ten derelict fishing boats, drawn up between high and low water marks. These were boats from the Avoch fishing fleet, left here when they were surplus to requirements. SCAPE will be leading a detailed survey of all these boats in June and then back again in Spring 2023. More details and some photos on our FB Page.

  • A previously unknown Pictish cross slab, discovered by NOSAS members near Conon Bridge, was unveiled at Dingwall Museum in December 2020. A successful fundraising campaign had The Conan Stone removed from its find site, professionally conserved and then installed on permanent display in the museum. See the Blog PostConan Pictish Stone page and video (right).

  • NOSAS Publications at bargain prices! We have reduced the prices of 3 NOSAS books to £7 each inc. UK p&p. You can buy them directly by Paypal from this site: Strathconon, Glen Feshie and A Year of Highland Archaeology. Strathconon and Glen Feshie can also be bought togther for just £12.

  • TARRADALE THROUGH TIME was recently shortlisted for the Current Archaeology magazine Research Project of the year. A new video has been released of the 2019 Pictish Barrow Cemetery Excavation. It is dedicated to the memory of long time NOSAS member and Tarradale Through Time contributer Jonie Guest who sadly passed in 2021.

  • During the Covid-19 lockdown, we've had few meetings or field trips. Instead, we've initiated a series of online MAD evenings where two people make a presentation on a topic that interests them, with Q&A afterwards. A list of these presentations with links so that you can watch them again can be found here.

  • Check out our new page Historical Routes Through the Highlands where we feature pdf information sheets for various important old routes which you can download or print. The latest route available is The Tollie Path, from Poolewe to Slattadale.

  • A NOSAS project digitising the Lovat Estate Maps began in April 2018. 500 maps are now available on the National Library of Scotland website. See the blog post.

  • NOSAS has been cataloguing and sorting over 5000 aerial photographs gifted by the late Jim Bone in May 2018. These slides, prints and digital images now make up the JS Bone Collection. See the related blog post

  • Scotland's Rock Art Project (ScRAP), a major 5 year study funded by HES, began in 2017 with full NOSAS involvement. For more information see our Current Projects page, the new SCRAP website and the blog post

  • Check the other posts on the NOSAS Blog - there's a huge range of articles. And do make sure you visit our impressive Survey Reports Page where you can access 20 years worth of past survey and project reports!


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