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Archeology Day St Abbs Head

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

As part of Scottish Archaeology Month and Borders Heritage Week, the National Trust for Scotland in partnership with Headland Archaeology is holding an Archaeology Open Day at St Abb's Head near Coldingham on 26th September (10.00am to 4.00pm).

The day will include guided walks around the headland to highlight the pre-historic and medieval archaeology of the area.

And budding archaeologists can come along and try their hand at archaeological survey techniques.  There will be two classes during the day - one at the cliff-top remains of a medieval monastery, the second at the picturesque fishing harbour in the village of St Abbs.

"St Abb's Head is a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protected Area (SPA) and part of a marine Special Area of Conservation (SAC). So not only will people be able to experience the beauty of this very special coastal area but also learn about archaeology and the history of this dramatic and stunning place," said archaeologist Dr Daniel Rhodes of National Trust for Scotland.

Headland Archaeology director, Tim Holden said: "We are delighted to be involved with the open day at St Abb's Head. Initiatives such as this provide the public with excellent insights into archaeology and foster greater understanding of our industry. Five of our staff will be present on the day and are more than happy to donate their free time to help the National Trust for Scotland."

If you'd like to take part please contact Headland Archaeology on 0131 4677705 or email office@headlandarchaeology.com


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National Trust for Scotland Press Office. Contact Paula Hoogerbrugge on 0844 493 2697

Editor's Notes:


The National Trust for Scotland is one of Scotland's leading conservation charities, which relies on the financial support of its members to fund its important work of caring for the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland for everyone to enjoy.

You can join the National Trust for Scotland for as little as £5 per month for a family. To become a member, visit http://www.nts.org.uk/Join/Benefits/.

Headland Archaeology Ltd was formed in 1996 and is a commercial company committed to serving the development industry, with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cork and Galway.