13 September 2021

Way back in May 2020, the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer agreed with the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel’s recommendation that the Trusty’s Hill Artefact Assemblage be housed by Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright. Unfortunately, due to Covid lockdown restrictions, it … Continue reading

05 March 2020

Once the results of an archaeological excavation in Scotland are published, what happens to the paper and digital records; and the finds? Well, the site archive has been deposited with the National Record of the Historic Environment (formerly called the … Continue reading

19 December 2017

It’s not every day that Dark Age Galloway (ie Rheged) is associated with Julius Caesar, the Aztecs or the Pyramids but thanks to HeritageDaily’s Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017 today is that day!

7 September 2016

The principal question that the Galloway Picts Project sought to answer was: what are Pictish Carvings doing at Trusty’s Hill? Through examining the archaeological context for the carvings here, we think we have answered this question. The excavation provides contextual evidence that … Continue reading

5 May 2016

As well as evidence for fine metalworking, the 2012 excavation revealed evidence for textile production at Trusty’s Hill too. Woollen textile manufacture is clearly demonstrated by the stone spindle whorl recovered from the western side of the summit. Producing textiles, whether … Continue reading