This spectacular region has wonderful archaeology to match and we are really looking forward to introducing it to you. This is a region that has been little investigated and while you learn to ‘read’ the landscape, with any luck you might even find your very own Mesolithic site!

The Upper Loch Torridon field school will take place from the 21st – 26th September 2015 (inclusive).

 To find out more or sign up follow this link.


Mesolithic flints by Karen Hardy
Mesolithic flints by Karen Hardy
 The field school is part of an active research project investigating the early prehistoric settlement of this area of Scotland’s west coast. The aim is to provide real experience in the range of skills, archaeology and landscapes that professional archaeologists record, investigate and synthesise; achieved within the context of an ongoing research project.

The research project aim is to develop a better picture of the density of evidence for the early prehistory in the region. It will combine landscape interpretation based on the geological, geomorphological and archaeological history of the area, primary field survey, mapping and shovel pitting of raised beaches, river terraces, and further investigation of known sites. The processing and identification of excavated materials will also be undertaken. Much of the archaeological work will build on the survey work conducted as part of the Scotland’s First Settlers project which is available as open access, in addition to more recent work conducted by us.

All ranges of ability are catered for – from people new to archaeology to those who would like to gain extra field expertise, or fancy getting to grips with the Scottish Mesolithic.

The cost of the school is £675 for 5 nights / 6 days. This includes;

  • collection from the nearby train station
  • full board and lodging in a Youth hostel
  • all training
  • all fieldtrips.

Source: Wessex Archaeology