Pilot Project Completion

Hartavagh, South Uist: one of our 2012 field locations. Yairs, causeways & a remote historical community (made using AutoStitch: www.autostitch.net).

After two years the pilot project is now complete. We’re putting the finishing touches to the yearly reports which will be online soon on the Downloads page.

I’d like on behalf of the entire project team to thank all those that reported sites, material and helped us in the field. A wide range of archaeological and historical material has been compiled into the reports, so I hope you find something of interest in our project themes:

Marine Resource Exploitation


Diving at Hartavagh, South Uist

Maritime History & Transport

Hulk on Grimsay, North Uist foreshore

Small wooden vessel on Grimsay, North Uist foreshore

Submerged Prehistory

Geirisclett Neolithic chambered cairn in the intertidal zone, North Uist


Aerial survey of the Outer Hebrides: partly submerged prehistory!

Following on from November’s aerial survey we have looked into ways to present some of the archaeology from the air. Several aerial shots of the chambered cairn at Geirisclett, North Uist have been compiled into a 3D photogrammetry model.

The cairn is located at the tip of a small promontory and is now partly inundated at high tide, see the monument here in its current coastal environment.