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LIFTE Research

Flat-packed boats, northern neighbours and the ‘old tradition’

Fascinating details are emerging from the numerous historical sources that LIFTE research programme volunteers are investigating as part of the overall picture of trade in Orkney.

Here Synnøve Marie Kvam Strømsvåg highlights three interesting snippets from Anton Espeland’s 1921 publication, The Scots in Hordaland and Rogaland, from year 1500-1800.

Research Seminar

Video: Whisky distilling in the Highlands and Islands: missing pieces of our post-medieval archaeology

Drawing on historical and archaeological evidence, Darroch demonstrates how his research has attempted to integrate the distilling of whisky into the archaeology of the region and how the historical archaeology of distilling fits into an expanding understanding of rural commercial practice.