Kirkcudbright Bay Maritime Archaeology

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Galloway Glens Project, Solway Firth Partnership will be running a series of events between 4 and 7 October with archaeologists from The SCAPE Trust at St Andrews University to reveal and record the history of Kirkcudbright Bay.

There are still a few places left on the archaeology survey to reveal and record the history of Kirkcudbright Bay this weekend.  The Friday and Monday walks / survey are fully booked but you can still come along on Saturday and / or Sunday.

Saturday 5 October 10:00 – 4:00 and Sunday 6 October 11:00 – 4:00
Saturday morning indoors at St Andrew’s & St Cuthbert’s RC Church Hall, Kirkcudbright to examine historical sources and old maps as well as learning techniques for recording remains that have survived to tell the story of Kirkcudbright Bay.

On Saturday afternoon and Sunday visit the coast with experts to record the remains of the Fauna, a vessel on the banks of the River Dee near Gibbhill Point.

The Saturday and Sunday activities will be skill days towards Maritime Archaeology accreditation option but is not essential*.


Visit Solway Firth Partnership website for additional information,

Or book direct at All joining instructions will be provided on booking.

Additional archaeological accreditation is available for participants who book places

The events held on Saturday and Sunday will be recorder and surveyor skill days that are part of a Maritime Archaeology course run by the Nautical Archaeology Society. Participants have the option to take part in an Intertidal Combined Course (combining Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course and the Intertidal and Terrestrial Archaeology course) which involves online theory work followed by recorder and surveyor skill days. The combined course package costs £45 to enrol, however a £40 refund will be given to those who complete the course.

More information can be found at