Topic ID #33592 - posted 9/13/2014 12:01 AM

Scottish Fieldschool: Sheriffside Season 2- 6th to 17th July 2015


Join Rampart Scotland for Season 2 of a long term research and training fieldschool into a lost hillfort, appearing on no maps and destroyed in antiquity and only recently rediscovered.

Sheriffside hillfort dates to the Roman occupation of Southern Scotland and features the largest sets of defences ever uncovered in East Lothian. The fort was also occupied during the so called Barbarian Conspiracy of AD 367 which controbuted to the abandonment of the Roman provinces in Britain.

Help us uncover its story!

All levels of experience welcomed. The programme includes training and lectures in general archaeological fieldwork, topographic survey and tours of local sites. 

Fee for the two weeks is £750, includes all accommodation, food and travel to and from site.

Contact for more details or see the website

  • Location: East Lothian, Scotland (approx. 25 miles east of Edinburgh).
  • Project type: Open to students and volunteers (minimum age accepted: 17 years old) – places are limited so early booking is recommended.
  • Accommodation: Several rooms with bunks in a large building with kitchen facilities, showers and garden space. All meals are provided in the cost. Additional extras are the responsibility of the participant and trips to local stores will be available.  (Access to wireless internet can be obtained close by)
  • Experience required: None, as professional archaeologists will always be on-site to provide advice and support. Occasional talks on various aspects of archaeological field-craft will be given. If you do have experience and wish to build on this, please talk to the site directors about aspects of archaeological practice that you may wish to learn more about.
    • Other activities: Trips will include a visit to the site of a Neolithic house, ruins of 14th century Hailes castle and the Romano-British fort at Traprain Law and more.
    • Learning: It is up to you what you take from the experience but the opportunity is there to learn field-skills such as photography, planning, section drawing, excavation and recording in a real-time situation.


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