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Community Heritage and Archaeology Project Gets Underway

Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, the Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (CHAP) got underway last month with an archaeological excavation on Castle Hill in Ardrossan. The excavation which was carried out by Rathmell Archaeology and the Ardrossan Castle Heritage Society (ACHS) was investigating the changing uses of the hill over the last 300 years.

If you couldn’t make it along to the excavation and want to know what we found then you’re in luck. Liam from Rathmell Archaeology has made some fantastic 3D visualisations of the trenches which you can explore here:

If this taster has left you wanting to get more hands on with the past then there’s still lots of opportunities to get involved with CHAP and our other Garnock Connections projects. Rathmell Archaeology and ACHS will be leading another season of excavation on Castle Hill in May next year, and they’re already recruiting volunteers so why not sign up to get involved in some practical archaeology.

Elsewhere in the area, Northlight Heritage will be running the other CHAP sub-projects. These will include opportunities for volunteers to get involved in oral history recording, buildings recording, archival research, exhibition design, event planning, and many other roles. Want to know more? Then get in touch, and meanwhile sign up to our e-newsletter to be kept up to date with all the latest volunteering opportunities.  

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