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.


Dunyvaig drawing

Period: Historic

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Location: Olistadh, Rinns of Islay

Project status: Active

Category: Research

More information:

Download the Olistadh Report

Islay Heritage works in collaboration with other organisations concerned with the cultural and natural heritage of Islay:

Museum of Islay Life
Ionad Chaluim Chille Ile
Islay Natural History Trust