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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 settlement on Islay from the 8th to the 19th century AD. The first season of fieldwork will be between 13 June and 9 July 2022.

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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Land of the Illich – a new book about Islay’s Past

Land of the Illich – a new book about Islay’s Past

Steven Mithen journeys around Islay to historic sites and monuments to tell the story of its people, from the earliest Stone Age hunter-gatherers to those who lived in townships and in the grandeur of Islay House.  Steven visits the tombs of Neolithic farmers, forts...

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The Ballad of Dunyvaig

The Ballad of Dunyvaig

Sarah Lambert-Gates is an archaeologist who has working with Islay Heritage and the University of Reading at the excavations of Dunyvaig and Rubha Port an t-Seilich since 2017. She is well known not only for her excavation and digital recording skills, but also for...

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Dun Fhinn – the oldest known dun in Argyll

Dun Fhinn – the oldest known dun in Argyll

There are over 50 duns on Islay – circular stone built structures often located on the tops of crags or coastal promontories. These were built during the Iron Age, probably in a response to climate change and population pressure. Whether they were all constructed at...

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Fox and Geese on Islay

Fox and Geese on Islay

There are no foxes but plenty of geese on Islay today. But both were present in the 16th period as pieces in medieval board game known as ‘fox and geese’. The 2021 excavations at Dunyvaig Castle discovered large slabs of slate engraved with criss-cross diagonal lines...

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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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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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