The Fire and Water project is now complete. We’re very pleased with how the project has gone. We have uncovered the mystery of the burnt mound at Stronchrubie, which we now believe to be a bronze age ritual bathing site, and we discovered that it was re-used during the mediaeval period. The results from the archaeology lab is now revealing that the intriguing moated site at Inchnadamph was in use right up until when Ardvreck castle was built.
We now have five fascinating heritage trails, which we hope you will enjoy. Please walk them! The trail information can be found on this website here and we welcome your feedback.
Altogether this project has had tremendous participation from the community. We have counted the people taking part in all the events, from visiting the digs, coming to our Music Through Time day back in October, visiting a finds workshop or the post-excavation lab at Stoer Community Hall, or coming on a walk with us. It adds up to 509 people (with some people counted many times as they have taken part in lots of events!)
You can read the project evaluation report here: fire and water project evaluation report.
Thank you all for taking part. Particular thanks to AOC Archaeology for technical skill, friendliness, enthusiasm and help – and for hosting this website! None of it could happen without our unstoppable project leader, Gordon Sleight, so particular thanks to him.
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