Revisited Trusty’s Hill recently with Welsh TV company Cwmni Da, who were making a programme on the ‘Old North’ for the S4C series Darn Bach o Hanes (A little Piece of History). With the fantastic summer weather, the site is looking a little overgrown! Would never have guessed we had opened up a few trenches here, which is probably a good sign that our excavation resulted in no damage to the site. Cwmni Da’s presenter, Dewi Prysor, made a herculean effort to climb the hill, due to his recently broken ankle. But I think he was glad he made it once he had reached the Pictish Carved Stone and heard and seen the evidence for why the elusive Dark Age kingdom of Rheged can now be fixed to the ground somewhere for the first time, that is in Galloway. Look out for the programme on S4C in the Autumn!