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.
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.
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.
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.
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.