The weird side of life on Loch Tay

The weird side of life on Loch Tay

To mark Friday the 13th, in a leap year, just after a full moon, this blog post is going to talk about some of the weirder things that have happened on Loch Tay. Building and living on a crannog is a peculiar thing to do in itself, and being out on the water gives you...
Further funding awarded

Further funding awarded

The Living on Water team is very happy to announce that we have been awarded over £9000 by the NEIF Radiocarbon Fund to radiocarbon date a series of contexts from terrestrial roundhouses around Loch Tay in support of our At the Water’s Edge investigations. The...

Firbush dendrochronological results

This year our work at Firbush crannog revealed a group of very well preserved and tidy horizontal timbers. You can check out a 3D model HERE. Lab analysis has demonstrated that they are all alder timbers, and mostly relatively short-lived – most around 30–50 years...
Underwater sampling at Firbush

Underwater sampling at Firbush

Hot on the heels of excavation at Easter Croftintygan and Ardnagaul last week, the Living on Water team has been back to Loch Tay to conduct the final underwater work for the project. Our goal this year was very specific. Since we have found that a lot of the crannogs...
Latest Wiggle-match Date

Latest Wiggle-match Date

T105 from Craggan Crannog. A new wiggle-match date for Craggan crannog is hot off the AMS! This new wiggle-match comes from T105, a relatively small diameter oak horizontal timber from the top of the crannog. Exactly what this type of feature relates to is difficult...
Rangefinder dates from Craggan Crannog

Rangefinder dates from Craggan Crannog

Craggan Crannog is located on the south shore of Loch Tay near the Boy’s Brigade Centre. It is just west of Dall Bay [about 1km], and so potential contemporaneity between Craggan and either of the Dall Bay crannogs would be very exciting and suggest that there...