The excavation team at the Iron Age site at Swartigill, in Caithness, are back on site after their four-day long-weekend break.
The project – a collaboration between the UHI Archaeology Institute and the Yarrows Heritage Trust – runs until Friday, September 8, 2023. Since 2015, the excavation has uncovered the remains of a settlement area spanning over a thousand years – from c350BC until AD945.
Visitors to the site are welcome and tours are available.
To find the excavation, take the Haster-Tannach road from Thrumster and look out for our signs just before the bridge crossing at the Burn of Swartigill. The dig is a short hike across boggy moorland.
To whet your appetite here are a few pictures from this season’s excavation.