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30 July 2021
Dig 2021: #11 Steps revealed

Dig 2021: #11 Steps revealed

Patience hath brought this better day, but the Hoy View is no clearer! Even the cows have given up!Do read [...]

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30 July 2021
Dig 2021: #10 Ash and Dung

Dig 2021: #10 Ash and Dung

Hello each and all,The news starts with our resplendent view of Hoy, yet again! Maybe the coos have hindsight?Our [...]

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28 July 2021
Dig 2021: #9 Drain exposed

Dig 2021: #9 Drain exposed

Today’s view to Hoy!Now on with the dig….Here we have cleaned down to a firm layer of compacted glacial clay. [...]

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27 July 2021
Dig 2021: #8 Lifting the Slabs

Dig 2021: #8 Lifting the Slabs

The damp day dawned to this view of Hoy from John Rae’s family home.With the rain, our trench by the [...]

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25 July 2021
Dig 2021: #7 Thoughts so far

Dig 2021: #7 Thoughts so far

Hello readers of our Blog.Today was not a digging day. For me it was a day of reflection as I [...]

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24 July 2021
Dig 2021: #6 Through the midden

Dig 2021: #6 Through the midden

This is our trench opening at the East wall of the West Pavilion. We are doing this to discover the [...]

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23 July 2021
Dig 2021: #5 More recording

Dig 2021: #5 More recording

Sue Dyke and Duncan McNeish drawing the West facing elevation of the step well to the Hall of ClestrainThe drawing [...]

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22 July 2021
Dig 2021: #4 Going deeper

Dig 2021: #4 Going deeper

Remember this? That lovely, well preserved turf line, where sheep may safely graze??? ….. Sorry, It was a huge piece [...]

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21 July 2021
Dig 2021: #3 Surveying

Dig 2021: #3 Surveying

Our borrowed Theodolite from Neil Kermode. John Rae would have thoroughly approved of this marvelous piece of surveying equipment!Here we [...]

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