Guided walk 11th June

Monday 11th June    11 am – 3 pm
Hidden archaeology
Cill Donnain and Bornais Machair, South Uist
On this walk you will discover the wide range of archaeological remains that lie hidden on the Uist machair. The walk will take you from Kildonan Museum along the machair to Bornais. On this walk you will learn about changing land use and settlement patterns from prehistory to modern crofting practices. You will discover a number of archaeological sites including the remains of a medieval church, blackhouses, an Iron Age broch, and several prehistoric and Norse settlement mounds.
A packed lunch will be provided by Kildonan Museum Café, included in the price,
Meeting point: Walk starts and ends at Kildonan Museum car park. Kildonan Museum is located on the A867 at Cill Donnain (Kildonan), approximately 5 miles north of Dalabrog (Daliburgh). Those using public transport should catch the W17 bus.
Terrain: Mainly established pathways, machair and beach walking. Walking boots and waterproofs recommended.
Cost: £30 p/person. Includes lunch. Children under 12 free. Friendly dogs welcome.
Our guided walks are led by resident archaeologists Dr Kate MacDonald and Dr Rebecca Rennell, who have many years’ experience of researching and excavating in the Hebrides. We offer a range of guided walks suitable for all levels of interest and walking abilities. To book this guided walk, or to find out about other guided walks we offer, please visit our website, drop us an email or give us a call.
www.uistarchaeology.com
walks@uistarchaeology.com
01870 620 373/01878 700 053
Twitter: @UistArchaeology

Monday 11th June    11 am – 3 pm

Hidden archaeology - Cill Donnain and Bornais Machair, South Uist

On this walk you will discover the wide range of archaeological remains that lie hidden on the Uist machair. The walk will take you from Kildonan Museum along the machair to Bornais. On this walk you will learn about changing land use and settlement patterns from prehistory to modern crofting practices. You will discover a number of archaeological sites including the remains of a medieval church, blackhouses, an Iron Age broch, and several prehistoric and Norse settlement mounds. A packed lunch will be provided by Kildonan Museum Café, included in the price,

Meeting point: Walk starts and ends at Kildonan Museum car park. Kildonan Museum is located on the A867 at Cill Donnain (Kildonan), approximately 5 miles north of Dalabrog (Daliburgh). Those using public transport should catch the W17 bus.

Terrain: Mainly established pathways, machair and beach walking. Walking boots and waterproofs recommended.

Cost: £30 p/person. Includes lunch. Children under 12 free. Friendly dogs welcome.

To book this guided walk, or to find out about other guided walks we offer, please visit our website, drop us an email or give us a call.

Guided walk

Friday 1st June: Early prehistoric North Uist: tombs and circles

11 am – 2:30 pm

This walk will take us through Langass woodland to the Early Neolithic chambered cairn, Barpa Langass, and then on to the Later Neolithic stone circle, Pobull Fhinn. On this walk you will discover how the landscape has changed over the last 6,000 years, from a once densely wooded environment, to the largely treeless moorland we see today. We will stop at Langass Lodge at about 12:30 where there will be the opportunity to buy lunch, coffees, teas, etc.

Meeting point: Walk starts and ends at the Langass woodland car park

The woodland at Langass is located just off the A867, between Lochmaddy and Clachan. The woodland is signposted from the main road. Those using public transport can get the W17 bus which runs the length of the island north and south.

Terrain: Established pathways and some rough moorland terrain. Moderate to moderately difficult.

Walking boots and waterproofs recommended

Distance: approximately 4 km

Cost: £25 p/person. Children under 14 free.

To book or to get more information please email: walks@uistarchaeology.com or call 01878 700 053/01870 620 373


International Womens Day

Uist Archaeology will be hosting two sessions as part of the events organised for International Womens Day. The events will take place at Lionacleit School on Saturday 6th March.

more archaeology classes

Uist Archaeology is also hosting a series of archaeology classes at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre, North Uist. These will take place on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of November between 1pm and 3pm. The final class will be a field trip on Saturday 5th December.

Weekend archaeology workshop at Baile Sear

A series of weekend archaeology events for kids took place at Baile Sear beach, North Uist last month. The children took part in the excavation of what appeared to be an Iron Age wheelhouse. Having cleared an area of shingle, the children exposed an area of deep floor deposits abutting a possible pier. Large amounts of animal bone and pottery were recovered from the floor deposits. Small finds included an almost complete pot and a single piece of flint. The pottery included wavy cordon decorations and everted rim ware indicating Middle Iron Age and Early-Later Iron Age dates. As well as excavation, the children learnt how to record, photograph and plan in situ archaeology and to process archaeological finds. The event was paid for by the Cultural co-ordinator service as part of CNES education department.

Archaeology classes

Uist Archaeology will be hosting archaeology classes in South Uist in November. The classes will be held at the Cothrom centre, Ormiclate, on Saturday 21st and 28th November, and will include field trips.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Cothrom on 01870 700910.