Can You Dig It?

CanYou Dig It? is a Community Archaeology Programme in the Stewartry region, run by the 'Galloway Glens' Landscape Partnership Scheme. It is offering a full programme of events through June, July and August — it’s going to be a great summer of archaeology!

The details for June and July are now available and those for August will be published soon.

For the latter half of June the events are:

* An outdoor Survey Skills workshop in the Castle Douglas area — this will be a great opportunity to learn or improve practical archaeological surveying skills. 18th June.

* A guided walk up Corserine hill — for the confident hill-walkers amongst you, this will be a fascinating all-day trip to see what we can learn from the high-ground wrecks and other features. There will be non-invasive surveys of the aircraft wrecks on the hill, and Tom and Claire from Rathmell Archaeology will be on hand to set the military history of the hill in context. 20th June (weather dependent)

* A re-run of our popular web-based research workshop, this time in Kirkcudbright Community Centre. A great opportunity to find out what online resources are available to support your research. 25th June.

All events are aimed at enthusiasts who would like to learn new skills. No previous experience of archaeology is necessary — do come along if any of them catches your fancy!

All events are free, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery and Historic Environment Scotland, but spaces are limited, so be sure to book early by getting in touch with Helen Keron, the Galloway Glens Education & Community Engagement Officer, on helen.keron@dumgal.gov.uk. There are more details about the Galloway Glens Scheme on www.gallowayglens.org, or you can follow their Can You Dig It Facebook and Twitter pages on @GGLPArchaeology.