Topic ID #40260 - posted 10/2/2018 11:04 PM

Scottish Field School, King's Park Fort, Stirling, 5th to 21st July 2019.


The King’s Park, Stirling, is the oldest and best preserved Royal Park in Scotland and surrounds Stirling Castle, the ancient capital of Scotland. In December 2017, path works within the castle identified a previously unrecorded late prehistoric defended fort, built on the highest point in the park and right next to a golf course!

Stirling sits at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth and was the only way for armies to invade or resist invasion and of course played a key role in both the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the Battle of Bannockburn. The same factors exploited by Bruce and Wallace also influenced the Roman occupation of Scotland and the King’s Park fort most likely dates to this period when a series of enclosures where built at key locations to exploit Roman trade with the northern Scotland.

The training is relaxed and easy going and you can learn as much or as little as you want to. You will have the opportunity to excavate archaeological remains that have never been examined before.

  • Project Dates:5th to 21st July 2019
  • Location:   City of Stirling, Central Scotland.
  • Contribution:  £50 UK pounds per day. You must provide your own food and accommodation. (N.B. Deposit of £50 is non-refundable).
  • Project type:  Open to students and volunteers (minimum age accepted: 17 years old) – Places are limited so early booking is recommended!
  • Accommodation:  Participants must provide their own, but there are lots of options in the city
  • Experience required:  None, as professional archaeologists will always be on-site to provide guidance.
  • Other activities:  Trips to local archaeological/historical sites.
  • What to wear:   Scottish weather can change at any time. Sometimes with four seasons in one day. It is recommended that you come prepared with a range of clothing including clothes for sunny weather, cold weather and hard rain;  light-weight clothing, a waterproof coat and stout boots, sun block and a hat are suggested.
for more details or to book a place contact Dr Murray Cook


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