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BULLETIN ISSUE 7 Winter 2008


AaM in 2008
Welcome to the seventh AaM Bulletin. It has
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been a busy year for AaM groups across
Assynt Scotland. From Bronze Age reconstructions
N. Uist (new) to 19th Century restorations, there have been
some great achievments. AaM plans to be even
bigger and better in 2009 so keep watching this
Logie Coldstone space. Merry Christmas!

Dundee Ardnadam Heritage Trail
Gets a make-over

Cowal Archaeological and Historical Society
Coldingham (CAHS) have raised £16,000 to upgrade
Ardnadam Heritage Trail. The British Trust for
Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) who together
with AaM now help CAHS to manage the trail’s
archaeological sites, will oversee installation
Great News of the new path. Interpretation along the trail is
also being updated ready for a summer
for Coldingham re-launch.
Volunteer work party
Garden project will start in January
The Friends of Coldingham Priory are
looking forward to getting their hands dirty in 2009
now that their AaM Community Garden Project
has secured funding.The project has linked up
with a programme of restoration works at the
Priory commissioned by Scottish Borders Council
and being taken forward by Tweed Forum. The
next two years will see a transformation of the
Priory and its grounds, and an action-packed AaM
activity programme accompanies the project
(contact the AaM Officer for details).
ISSUE 7 Winter 2008

New Project!
Historic Assynt join AaM conservation programme to
for their project at Clachtoll stabilise the ruins.
Broch, Sutherland. Though
the broch has suffered AaM will assist Historic
extensive collapse, recent Assynt and the wider
surveys by AOC community to improve
Archaeology and RCAHMS access to the broch and to
have identified surviving interpret it for visitors. The
walls and inter-mural broch is surrounded by rich
galleries behind the tumble. archaeological and natural
With help from AOC, and heritage, and Historic
others, Historic Assynt Assynt aim to develop a
hope to understand the large partnership project to
dynamics of the masonry conserve and interpret the
Clachtoll Broch [Assynt]
so that they can devise a area’s landscapes.

AaM Update
Some of our earliest AaM projects
are admiring their handiwork this
Christmas. The ‘Adam and Eve’ stone
conserved by Peeblesshire Archaeology
Society [Borders] has been returned to
its home at Lyne Kirk, protected with a
new glass cover.

The Poldhu Wells Restoration
project [Aberdeen] is complete and a
heritage walk has been established from
Logie Coldstone to the site.
Lyne Kirk c. 1864 [Borders]

Poldhu 1912 2007 and 2008!
ISSUE 7 Winter 2008

Bressay History Group
are planning a Burnt Mound
Exhibition [Shetland] to
accompany the Bronze Age
Bressay! project and are
gearing up for a summer of
experimental archaeology.

PSNS at Bandirran East

Perthshire Society for Tavish Scott MSP formally
Natural Science (PSNS) have opens the Cruester burnt
been clearing vegetation along mound reconstruction in
their Stone Circle Trail [Perth], August
(T. Dawson)
while Save St Bride’s Chapel
[Arran] have spent the
summer recording te
graveyard at Kilbride Chapel. Recording at Kilbride Chapel

Scottish Community Archaeology Conference 2009:
Due to an overwhelming response, this Scottish-wide celebration of community archaeology has been
moved to a bigger venue. The conference will now be held at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) on
the 16th and 17th May. The Minister for Europe, External Affairs, and Culture Linda Fabiani will give the
opening address, and papers will be presented by community volunteers. The programme will be
peppered with additional guest speakers, and there will be an exhibition showcasing various projects.
Booking forms will be circulated at the end of February. Contact Helen on 0131 668 4189 or if you wish to book a space in the exhibition.

Courses ]
Training providers are putting together courses programme for Spring 2009. Check the following; (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisation’s Council) (Workers Educational Association Scotland) (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations).

Promote your project!
The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Community Archaeology Forum is going from strength to strength. you
can post a profile of your project on the site so don’t miss out on your chance to promote what you are doing to a
UK-wide audience! Vist;

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