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.
Friday 4 October 9:30 – 1:00
A guided walk and talk along the shore between Senwick Churchyard and the Doon. Discover the history of the area and places of archaeological interest from caves to ship wrecks and headstones to fish traps. Meet at Harbour Square, Kirkcudbright or Dhoon Beach car park.
Saturday 5 October 10:00 – 4:00 and Sunday 6 October 11:00 – 4:00
Saturday morning indoors in Kirkcudbright to examine historical sources and old maps as well as learning techniques for recording remains that have survived to tell the story. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday visit the coast with experts to record the Fauna, a vessel on the banks of the River Dee at Gibbhill Point.
Monday 7 October 12:00 noon – 3:00
Monday afternoon visit the wreck of the Monreith at Dhoon Beach and participate in a rapid archaeological survey (drawing, photography, description and drone).
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE BUT THERE ARE LIMITED PLACES AND BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Contact Solway Firth Partnership for additional information and booking email@example.com
or call 01387 702161
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 https://moodle.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/