The official project launch for The Machars Archaeology Project was held at The Whithorn Story on Wednesday 14th of September. Around 50 people came to learn more about the project, to try their hand at survey techniques, and to sign up for The Big Dig.
The Big Dig is provisionally scheduled to take place over the last weekend of October (dates to be confirmed); lots of people have signed up to dig 1m x 1m test pits in their gardens. Archaeologists from AOC Archaeology Group will assist the intrepid excavators and identify their finds. No previous experience is required, just enthusiasm! For more information and to register, please contact Janet Butterworth of The Whithorn Trust.