Glenshee Archaeology Project

Building skills and capacity to deliver priorities.

Organisation: Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust
Project title: Glenshee Archaeology Project

A six year project supported by multiple funders to explore the remarkably well-preserved early medieval turf longhouses of north-east Perthshire, through a programme of skills development for primary and secondary school children, university students, and life-long learners.  Events that occurred in 2017-18 include a community dig, school classroom and site visits, and numerous guided walks for members of the public.

The ‘citizen science’ approach has empowered members of the local population to uncover the past of their area through survey and excavation. It has provided annual inspiration for local primary and secondary schools whilst serving as a valuable near-to-peer learning environment for archaeology students. Additional outreach events have significantly raised awareness of this rare resource for the benefit of both residents and visitors.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 5

Other: 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12

Contact name: David Strachan
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Reviewed: September 2018