Plan of The Cairns Excavation
Iron Age The Cairns

The structures at The Cairns

However before the daily dig diary begins, perhaps it might be an idea to talk you through some of the structures that have been discovered at the site, to help you locate the finds that Martin and his team discover over the next few weeks of excavation. 

Here is everything you have ever wanted to know about The Cairns, but were too afraid to ask. Well, almost…

Student Stories

Students’ Easter field trip to Bute

Archaeology students from the University of the Highlands and Islands colleges across Scotland gathered this Easter for a residential field trip to the island of Bute.

The island itself has a fine collection of archaeological sites ranging from the Mesolithic to post-medieval and has been the subject of study by both Martin Carruthers and Dr Scott Timpany – the two members of staff who led the excursion.