Whithorn Trust 'Hearth, Home and Farm' shortlisted for British Archaeological Awards.

Last year, AOC Archaeology Group worked as part of a Whithorn Trust project at Blach Loch of Myrton, near Monreith, Dumfries and Galloway. 'Whithorn: Hearth, Home & Farm' ran in parallel with our HES supported excavations at Black Loch of Myrton, and saw a variety of crannog- and agriculture-inspired events running in Whithorn. Whithorn Trust’s outreach activites were generously supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

This project has made the shortlist for the ‘Best Community Engagement Archaeology Programme’ in the 2016 British Archaeological Award. The Whithorn Trust developed a fantastic programme of activities which included work with DigTV (http://www.whithorn.com/archaeology/live-digs/) who were responsible for filming and creating up-to-date news reports on the ongoing project, alongside our research to further understand this wetland settlement.

DigTV Filming the 2015 community project and excavations.

The winners of the 2016 British Archaeological Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the British Museum on 11 July, compèred by Julian Richards, archaeologist and TV presenter.
Follow the awards on twitter @BAAWARDSUK and Facebook/British Archaeological Awards and find out more about other nominees and awards on their website.

Keep up to date with The Whithorn trust during the 2016 Block Loch excavations on Twitter: @WhithornTrust and Facebook.