Contin’s Hidden History is a project, led by Contin Community Council, that aims to explore the early settlement of Contin, Ross-shire, and its parish church, which was founded by St Maelrubha in the 8th century AD. Four medieval carved stones have been found in the graveyard, with two found recently.
This community archaeology project is intended help to explore the area around the church, putting it into a wider context, identify any potential archaeological remains north and south of the church outside the graveyard and include local volunteers.
Magnetometer survey – good for identifying burning and midden – will be used with targeted Earth Resistance survey – good for finding buried structures – to explore the area.
Fancy helping with the survey? There are limited places for Contin residents to join the team.
Contact Phil Baarda for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The results of the survey will be shared in an evening of talks on October 5, from 7.30pm, in the Contin Community Hall, where project leader Dan Lee, Landscape Archaeologist/Geophysicist Dr James Moore and Historical Archaeologist Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon will present. This event is part of the Highland Archaeology Festival.
The project is jointly funded by Historic Environment Scotland and EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Wind Farm Community Fund (Contin), administered by Foundation Scotland.