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Archaeological Evaluation of Loch nan Deala Crannog

Archaeological Evaluation of Loch nan Deala Crannog

In early October, Islay Heritage carried out an archaeological evaluation at the site of a crannog in the partly drained Loch nan Deala near Keills. This is the second time we have come to this intriguing site having conducted detailed topographic and geophysical...

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Help put Dunyvaig Into the Stars!

Help put Dunyvaig Into the Stars!

'Dunyvaig' and 'Finlaggan' have been shortlisted as the names for an exoplanet and its host star in a national competition (press release below). The names were proposed by the 1st Islay Scouts. More than 1000 pairs of names were proposed from across the country and...

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A Visit to Texa Chapel

A Visit to Texa Chapel

During the summer, Professor Steven Mithen and Sarah Lambert-Gates travelled to briefly survey the ruins of a chapel found on the Isle of Texa.  The chapel is dated to the Medieval period and was dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. Some 16th century...

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