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Hidden Heritage of a Landscape: Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers

FUNDERS & PARTNERS: Heritage Lottery Fund, Arrochar & Tarbet Community Development Trust, Northlight Heritage
LOCATION: Tarbet Penninsula, Argyll & Bute


This HLF-funded, community-led project aimed to identify and investigate the archaeology of the valley linking Lochs Long and Lomond in western Scotland.  The place name Tarbet on Loch Lomond indicates that it was a Viking portage route, along which longships were hauled between the two bodies of water.  We worked with volunteers and schoolchildren to investigate the multi-period archaeology of this landscape, training them in techniques such as desk-based research, walkover survey, geophysical survey and excavation.  We previously seed-funded the development of a successful HLF application, and are working with the community on plans for a local heritage centre.

Hidden Heritage