Community Archaeology Programme: Can You Dig It?

Lead Partner: 
Galloway Glens Scheme

Snapshot:
A series of archaeological activities, open to all, but particularly targeting:

1) Newcomers to the sector seeking an introduction to archaeological techniques
2) Enthusiasts looking to take part in a managed dig.

Activities will include field surveys, geophysics surveys, talks and a range of on-site digs likely to include ‘Kirkcudbright Castles’ and ‘Castle Douglas – Centre of Power’. This exciting programme, professionally designed with the input of Historic Environment Scotland, local volunteer groups and D&G Council’s Archaeologist, will leave participants better informed about archaeological techniques and also better able to understand today’s landscape. Rathmell Archaeology is delivering this project on behalf of the Galloway Glens.

See also our resources page / Can You Dig It for the technical notes and 3-D models generated as part of this project.

Status: Events programme underway. See the dedicated ‘Can You Dig It’ Facebook and Twitter pages: @GGLPArchaeology for more details or contact Helen.keron@dumgal.gov.uk to be kept up to date through the CYDI newsletter.

News Articles:

March 2019 – Raider Road Dig completed, amazing 3-D model!

March 2019 – Raiders Road Dig starting

Feb 2019 – Can You Dig It programme launches