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Olistadh: A new archaeology project for Islay

Olistadh: A new archaeology project for Islay

The University of Reading and Islay Heritage are pleased to announce a new field project on Islay. This will involve three seasons of fieldwork at the site of Olistadh, located on the Rhinns peninsula. The project will use Olistadh as a case study to explore rural...

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New Guides to Islay’s Heritage for Walkers and Cyclists

New Guides to Islay’s Heritage for Walkers and Cyclists

In a collaborative project with the Museum of Islay Life, Islay Heritage is providing information boards at selected locations around the island to tell people about the remarkable historic and archaeological sites on the island. These will be discretely placed on...

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Report of the Dunyvaig Excavations in 2021

Report of the Dunyvaig Excavations in 2021

Islay Heritage and the University of Reading returning to Dunyvaig Castle in September 2021 for its third and final season of excavation. Click on the Read the Report button to read a full account of what was found in his report. Marko also presents two short videos...

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Searching for the Ice Age at Rubha Port an t-Seilich

Searching for the Ice Age at Rubha Port an t-Seilich

Excavations at Rubha Port an t-Seilich resumed in September 2021. This site is already the earliest known settlement on Islay – a 9200 year old campsite of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. Stone tools from the site, however, suggest there are still older deposits to be...

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