Topic ID #24807 - posted 11/17/2012 11:58 PM

Scottish Late Bronze Age Hillfort, Tamnafalloch, Seasons 2 and 3


Tamnafalloch, Callander, Scotland 2013: Archaeology Taster Courses (24th-27th May and 20th August to 2nd September 2013)

Rampart Scotland and Natural Trossachs

Tamnafalloch, near Callander, the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, is Gaelic for the ‘Hill of Sorrows’.  It stands on the strategic east-west route to the north of Flanders Moss, one of Europe’s largest raised bogs and the site of a possible Roman road. The site is believed to be one of three hillforts blocking roads into the Scottish Highlands, echoing the pattern established by the Romans when they made this area the north-western frontier of their Empire in the 1st century AD.

Excavation by Rampart Scotland and Natural Trossachs in 2011 revealed that the site comprises a single oblong bank. Charcoal retrieved from the bank during excavations dated to the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC and therefore site is clearly not a typical Iron Age hillfort. But what actually was its function?

Join us in 2013 to determine its function.

Rampart Scotland was founded in 2010 to undertake archaeological research and training in a new and refreshing way which is open to anyone, from those keen to try their hand for the first time to professionals looking to develop their CPD and people on holiday.

With over 50 years combined experience of archaeology across Britain and the Near East and over 30 publications, the Rampart Scotland team are ideally placed to share their passion and enthusiasm for the past with you.

Rampart Scotland have teamed up with Natural Trossachs ( to create a unique combination of archaeology and natural tourism to create a four day dig experience centred on Tamnafalloch and the beautiful Loch Venachar.

The project includes the following: pick up and evening meal on the Friday and introduction to Callander and Scottish archaeology, Saturday and Sunday, introduction to excavation and survey at Tamnafalloch, Monday morning drop off and trip to Bochastle Roman Fort and Rob Roy’s grave. In the evening tours can be organised to see local pine martens, red squirrels, badgers and deer and a trip to a local folk music evening.

The full course costs £290 and includes pick and drop off from Stirling, all catering and hostel accommodation.

Alternatively, you can join us for £50 a day and stay locally, Natural Trossachs can provide a list of approved accommodation providers . 

For more details or to book a place contact Tony;



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